brandreth

brandreth

[bran-drith]
noun
1.
a wooden fence around a well.
2.
an iron tripod or trivet placed over a fire.
3.
any similar support or framework.
Also, brandrith.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Old Norse brandreith grate, equivalent to brand brand + reith vehicle (cognate with road, raid); replacing Old English brandrād trivet and brandrida fire-grate

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