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potter's wheel

n.
A revolving, often treadle-operated horizontal disk on which clay is shaped manually.

potter's wheel

n
(Ceramics) a device with a horizontal rotating disc, on which clay is shaped into pots, bowls, etc, by hand

pot′ter's wheel`


n.
a device with a rotating horizontal disk upon which clay is molded by a potter.
[1720–30]

potter's wheel

A device with a flat rotating disk on a platform, usually powered by a treadle, on which clay is molded by hand.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.potter's wheel - a horizontal rotating wheel holding the clay being shaped by a potterpotter's wheel - a horizontal rotating wheel holding the clay being shaped by a potter; "the potter's wheel was invented in Asia Minor around 6500 BC"
wheel - a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
Translations

potter's wheel

ntornio (da vasaio)
References in classic literature ?
He had long ago bought a potter's wheel of him, and wished to know what had become of him.
The earliest potter's wheels (tournettes or slow wheels) were probably developed as an extension to this procedure.
It's a creative partnership that plays out on the potter's wheels, in the woodworking and metalworking shops, and other spaces in the rambling building on Sagamore Street.
He was instrumental in the development of the Whisper Series of potter's wheels in use at the Clay Space studio.
His company Stow Wheels already exports potter's wheels to various parts of Europe and other parts of the world.
front Aardvark Clay and Supplies; and three potter's wheels and stools, and a "cink" (special sink designed for use in clay cleanup) from Creative Industries.