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A small pad of fabric, silicone, or other material, used for handling hot cooking utensils.


(Cookery) a piece of material used to protect one's hands while lifting a hot pot


(ˈpɒtˌhoʊl dər)

a thick piece of material, as a quilted or woven pad, used in handling hot pots and dishes.
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Noun1.potholder - an insulated pad for holding hot potspotholder - an insulated pad for holding hot pots
pad - a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort
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Tex's potholder was undone, and the loops were spread out all over the floor.
With ours, you never have to use another potholder or oven mitt again.
Participants will begin work on a knitted potholder.
1 a Crafter Christine Robbins will return to help the kids with a loom & hook potholder project.
Whether for use as a pillow cover, potholder, or part of a larger project, these fabric designs are a delightful way for needlecrafters to expand their skills.
They used less material, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven, and it was wonderful for drying children's tears.
The weaving chapters encompass every level from paper weaving to potholder looms, finger-weaving to heddle and tapestry looms.
Then go the extra mile and email those who are obligated to gift you with a potholder or bit of myrrh, and ask them to donate to a charity instead.
For example, in a class reviewing colonial America, a student may present the potholder as a hornbook to show what colonial students used for writing in one-room schoolhouses.
Carefully transfer ramekins to wire rack, using tongs or grasping tops of ramekins with potholder.
A little more thought could have gone into the following presents: "a used, dirty vase"; "a carton of cigarettes--for a nonsmoker"; and "a stained potholder.
My favorite is Thermy," says USDA Web Director Kim Taylor, referring to Thermy the Thermometer, a mercurial fellow who comes complete with a polka dot potholder, puffy chef's hat, and digital temperature display in lieu of a mouth.