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[stok-pot] /ˈstɒkˌpɒt/
a pot in which stock for soup, sauces, etc., is made and kept.
Origin of stockpot
First recorded in 1850-55; stock + pot1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Like fowls, an old turkey is fit for nothing but the stewpan or the stockpot.

    The Story of Crisco Marion Harris Neil
  • In the nursery, was Georges answer, as if he cared whether we were in the copper or the stockpot!

    The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt
  • Evidently he would have been rid of me, but a literary man, scenting material for his stockpot, is not easily shaken off.

  • Put them into stockpot, and place flesh from head on top; then well cover with water, add little salt and let slowly come to boil.

    The Story of Crisco Marion Harris Neil
British Dictionary definitions for stockpot


(mainly Brit) a pot in which stock for soup, etc, is made or kept
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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