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potholder

[pot-hohl-der]
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noun
  1. a thick piece of material, as a quilted or woven pad, used in handling hot pots and dishes.

Origin of potholder

First recorded in 1940–45; pot1 + holder
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Examples from the Web for pot-holder

Historical Examples

  • Lucky she wasn't a heavy-weight, or that pot-holder wouldn't have stood the strain.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford


Word Origin and History for pot-holder

n.

also potholder, the cloth variety so called by 1902, from pot (n.1) + holder.

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