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1. A bent or hooked piece of iron for hanging a pot or kettle over a fire.
2. A curved iron rod with a hooked end used for lifting hot pots, irons, or stove lids.
3. A curved, S-shaped mark made in writing.
a. often pothooks Illegible handwriting or aimless scribbling.
b. Informal Stenographic writing.
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1. (Cookery) a curved or S-shaped hook used for suspending a pot over a fire
2. (Tools) a long hook used for lifting hot pots, lids, etc
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) an S-shaped mark, often made by children when learning to write
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a hook for suspending a pot or kettle over an open fire.
2. an iron rod with a hook at the end used to lift hot pots, stove lids, etc.
3. an S-shaped stroke in writing.
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|Noun||1.||pothook - an S-shaped hook to suspend a pot over a fire|
trammel - an adjustable pothook set in a fireplace
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