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trivet2

[triv-it] /ˈtrɪv ɪt/
noun
1.
a special knife for cutting pile loops, as of velvet or carpets.
Also, trivette.
Origin of trivet2
origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for trivette

trivet

/ˈtrɪvɪt/
noun
1.
a stand, usually three-legged and metal, on which cooking vessels are placed over a fire
2.
a short metal stand on which hot dishes are placed on a table
3.
(old-fashioned) as right as a trivet, in perfect health
Word Origin
Old English trefet (influenced by Old English thrifēte having three feet), from Latin tripēs having three feet
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Word Origin and History for trivette

trivet

n.

three-legged iron stand, 12c., trefet, probably from Latin tripedem (nominative tripes) "three-footed," from tri- "three" (see three) + pes "foot" (see foot (n.)).

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