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pothook

[pot-hoo k] /ˈpɒtˌhʊk/
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
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English pottehok. See pot1, hook
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British Dictionary definitions for pothooks

pothook

/ˈpɒtˌhʊk/
noun
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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Slang definitions & phrases for pothooks

pothooks

noun

One's handwriting; scribble; hen tracks (1795+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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