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trivet

1

[ triv-it ]

noun

  1. a small metal plate with short legs, especially one put under a hot platter or dish to protect a table.
  2. a three-footed or three-legged stand or support, especially one of iron placed over a fire to support cooking vessels or the like.


trivet

2
or triv·ette

[ triv-it ]

noun

  1. a special knife for cutting pile loops, as of velvet or carpets.

trivet

/ ˈtrɪvɪt /

noun

  1. a stand, usually three-legged and metal, on which cooking vessels are placed over a fire
  2. a short metal stand on which hot dishes are placed on a table
  3. as right as a trivet old-fashioned.
    as right as a trivet in perfect health


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Word History and Origins

Origin of trivet1

1375–1425; late Middle English trevet, Old English trefet, apparently blend of Old English thrifēte three-footed and Latin triped-, stem of tripēs three-footed (with Vulgar Latin -e- for Latin -i- )

Origin of trivet2

Origin uncertain

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Word History and Origins

Origin of trivet1

Old English trefet (influenced by Old English thrifēte having three feet), from Latin tripēs having three feet

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Example Sentences

If you don’t have a steamer, any large pan or wok with a trivet can be used to steam rice, and a wide steamer pot with an insert will also work.

From Eater

Dey aint no tellin' de chunes dey is in dat trivet, en in dat griddle, en in dat fryin'-pan er mine; dat dey aint.

An old saucepan has been reared up in the corner, and there is a trivet on the hearth.

Mr. Everett was as right as a trivet again, barring the fact that his arm was of course still in bandages and splints.

In another place stands the large iron caldron, and the trivet on which it is placed when used for cooking in the yourt.

You'll be as right as a trivet by-and-by; only you'll have to make Noningsby your headquarters for the next six weeks.

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