potter's wheel


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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)
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