potter's wheel

a device with a rotating horizontal disk upon which clay is molded by a potter.


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potter's wheel
a device with a horizontal rotating disc, on which clay is shaped into pots, bowls, etc, by hand

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Example sentences
Make pottery using the potter's wheel and other techniques.
These wares begin with raw clay pulled from the ruddy hillsides and prepared
  for throwing on the potter's wheel or hand-building.
His porcelain bowls, below, are handmade on a potter's wheel but are only
  one-sixteenth of an inch thick.
Stoneware vessels were shaped by hand on the potter's wheel or in a wooden mold.
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