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pothook

[ pot-hook ]
/ ˈpɒtˌhʊk /
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noun
a hook for suspending a pot or kettle over an open fire.
an iron rod, usually curved, with a hook at the end, used to lift hot pots, irons, stove lids, etc.
an S-shaped stroke in writing, especially as made by children in learning to write.
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Origin of pothook

First recorded in 1425–75, pothook is from the late Middle English word pottehok.See pot1, hook1
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How to use pothook in a sentence

  • Bobby rose, as he spoke, and planted his feet accurately on the middle pothook of the hearthrug.

    The Dominant Strain|Anna Chapin Ray
  • Besides, if that failed him, he had usually a pothook handy.

    The Sheriff of Badger|George B. Pattullo
  • Sophie would demand from her seat by the pothook; and Mrs. Cloke would answer, smoothing her knees, "For the sake of the place."

    Actions and Reactions|Rudyard Kipling
  • He covered his hand with a cloth, seized the pothook which hung from the entrance of the chimney, and moved it laboriously aside.

    The Pursuit|Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile

British Dictionary definitions for pothook

pothook
/ (ˈpɒtˌhʊk) /

noun
a curved or S-shaped hook used for suspending a pot over a fire
a long hook used for lifting hot pots, lids, etc
an S-shaped mark, often made by children when learning to write
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