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paint pot

noun
  1. Also paint·pot. a container, as a jar, pail, or bucket, for holding paint while it is being applied.
  2. Geology. a spring or pit filled with boiling colored mud.
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Origin of paint pot

First recorded in 1830–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for paint pot

Historical Examples

  • Not to give up his sweetheart for the sake of a paint-pot, I hope?

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James

  • Their hands were constantly in the tar-bucket and paint-pot.

    The Three Midshipmen

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • He licked his dry lips, picked up the paint-pot, and threw it into the sea.

    The Angel of Terror

    Edgar Wallace

  • I had even to hide the little dabs of mud I took from a paint-pot.

    A Summer's Outing

    Carter H. Harrison

  • Wilbur was below tinkering with his paint-pot about the cabin.