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Meaning of TRIVET

Pronunciation:  'trivit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table
  2. [n]  a three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearth

TRIVET is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: base, pedestal, stand



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Triv"et\, n. [Probably through French fr. L. tripes,
-edis, three-footed; tri- (see {Tri-})+ pes, pedis, foot: cf.
F. tr['e]pied. See {Foot}, and cf. {Tripod}.]
1. A tree-legged stool, table, or other support; especially,
   a stand to hold a kettle or similar vessel near the fire;
   a tripod. [Written also {trevet}.]

2. A weaver's knife. See {Trevat}. --Knight.

{Trivet table}, a table supported by three legs. --Dryden.