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

Nearby words

  1. pothead,
  2. pothecary,
  3. potheen,
  4. pother,
  5. potherb,
  6. pothole,
  7. potholer,
  8. potholing,
  9. pothook,
  10. pothos

Origin of potholder

First recorded in 1940–45; pot1 + holder

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