potholder

[ pot-hohl-der ]
/ ˈpɒtˌhoʊl dər /

noun

a thick piece of material, as a quilted or woven pad, used in handling hot pots and dishes.

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Origin of potholder

First recorded in 1940–45; pot1 + holder
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Example sentences from the Web for potholder

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

    Shorty McCabe|Sewell Ford