a pot in which stock for soup, sauces, etc., is made and kept.

1850–55; stock + pot1 Unabridged
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stockpot (ˈstɒkˌpɒt)
chiefly (Brit) a pot in which stock for soup, etc, is made or kept

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Example sentences
Combine milk and buttermilk in a large, heavy stockpot.
In a kitchen sink the elongated square stem facilitates the filling of a
Bring the water, butter, and salt to a boil in a stockpot.
In a large stockpot over medium-high heat, add chicken stock and potatoes, and
  bring to a boil.
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