pothooks

pothook

[pot-hook]
noun
1.
a hook for suspending a pot or kettle over an open fire.
2.
an iron rod, usually curved, with a hook at the end, used to lift hot pots, irons, stove lids, etc.
3.
an S -shaped stroke in writing, especially as made by children in learning to write.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English pottehok. See pot1, hook

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pothook (ˈpɒtˌhʊk)
 
n
1.  a curved or S-shaped hook used for suspending a pot over a fire
2.  a long hook used for lifting hot pots, lids, etc
3.  an S-shaped mark, often made by children when learning to write

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