late 15c., from glue (n.) + pot (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for glue-pot

Historical Examples of glue-pot

  • He did so, and thereby witnessed the assaults of the wasps at the glue-pot.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • The wax is melted in a glue-pot, which is carried into the tree.

    The Nursery Book

    Liberty Hyde Bailey

  • The moment the glue on the brush leaves the glue-pot it begins to cool.

    Woodworking for Beginners

    Charles Gardner Wheeler

  • She was separated from my glue-pot by a table's length only.

    The Woman Who Toils

    Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst

  • The glue-pot, or wren's nest, had gone up too, beyond the reach of bad boys that are not happy in seeing birds happy.