trivet

(redirected from as right as a trivet)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to as right as a trivet: right as rain
click for a larger image
trivet

triv·et

 (trĭv′ĭt)
n.
1.
a. A metal stand with short feet, used under a hot dish on a table.
b. A usually raised plate of ceramic, wood, or another material that serves a similar purpose.
2. A three-legged stand made of metal, used for supporting cooking vessels in a hearth.

[Middle English trevet, stand for cooking vessels, from Old English trefet, probably alteration (influenced by Old English thrifēte, three-footed) of Latin tripēs, triped- : tri-, tri- + pēs, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

trivet

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

triv•et

(ˈtrɪv ɪt)

n.
1. a small metal or ceramic plate with short legs, used under a hot platter or dish to protect a table.
2. a three-legged stand placed over a fire to support cooking vessels or the like.
[1375–1425; late Middle English trevet, Old English trefet, appar. b. Old English thrifēte three-footed and Latin triped-, s. of tripēs three-footed (with Vulgar Latin -e- for Latin -i-)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trivet - a three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearthtrivet - a three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearth
pedestal, stand, base - a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"
2.trivet - a stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a tabletrivet - a stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table
pedestal, stand, base - a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"
Translations

trivet

[ˈtrɪvɪt] N (US) → salvamanteles m inv
References in classic literature ?
As to the letter, Rokesmith,' said Mr Boffin, 'you're as right as a trivet.