Potter Pot"ter, n. [Cf. F. potier.] 1. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels. --Ps. ii. 9. [1913 Webster]

The potter heard, and stopped his wheel. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. One who hawks crockery or earthenware. [Prov. Eng.] --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

3. One who pots meats or other eatables. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) The red-bellied terrapin. See {Terrapin}. [1913 Webster]

{Potter's asthma} (Med.), emphysema of the lungs; -- so called because very prevalent among potters. --Parkers.

{Potter's clay}. See under {Clay}.

{Potter's field}, a public burial place, especially in a city, for paupers, unknown persons, and criminals; -- so named from the field south of Jerusalem, mentioned in --Matt. xxvii. 7.

{Potter's ore}. See {Alquifou}.

{Potter's wheel}, a horizontal revolving disk on which the clay is molded into form with the hands or tools. ``My thoughts are whirled like a potter's wheel.'' --Shak.

{Potter wasp} (Zo["o]l.), a small solitary wasp ({Eumenes fraternal}) which constructs a globular nest of mud and sand in which it deposits insect larv[ae], such as cankerworms, as food for its young. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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