- a hook for suspending a pot or kettle over an open fire.
- an iron rod, usually curved, with a hook at the end, used to lift hot pots, irons, stove lids, etc.
- an S-shaped stroke in writing, especially as made by children in learning to write.
Origin of pothook
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Examples from the Web for pothook
Besides, if that failed him, he had usually a pothook handy.The Sheriff of Badger
George B. Pattullo
He covered his hand with a cloth, seized the pothook which hung from the entrance of the chimney, and moved it laboriously aside.The Pursuit
Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
Sophie would demand from her seat by the pothook; and Mrs. Cloke would answer, smoothing her knees, "For the sake of the place."Actions and Reactions
- a curved or S-shaped hook used for suspending a pot over a fire
- a long hook used for lifting hot pots, lids, etc
- an S-shaped mark, often made by children when learning to write
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