1 a three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearth
2 a stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table
- a stand with three short legs, especially for cooking over a fire
- a stand, sometimes with short, stumpy feet, used to support hot dishes and protect a table
A trivet (), also known as a 'hot plate,' is an object placed between a serving dish or bowl, and a dining table, usually to protect the table from heat damage.
Trivet also refers to tripods used to elevate pots from the coals of an open fire. (The word trivet itself ultimately comes from Latin tripes meaning "tripod".) Metal trivets are often tripod-like structures with three legs to support the trivet horizontal in order to hold the dish or pot above the table surface. A trivet may often contain a receptacle for a candle that can be lighted to keep food warm.
trivet in Dutch: Onderzetter
trivet in Norwegian: Gryteunderlag
trivet in Norwegian Nynorsk: Gryteunderlag
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