pothook
noun Date: 15th century 1. an S-shaped hook for hanging pots and kettles over an open fire 2. a written character resembling a pothook

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  • Pothook — Pot hook , n. 1. An S shaped hook on which pots and kettles are hung over an open fire. [1913 Webster] 2. A written character curved like a pothook; (pl.) a scrawled writing. I long to be spelling her Arabic scrawls and pothooks. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pothook — [pät′hook΄] n. 1. an S shaped hook for hanging a pot or kettle over a fire 2. a hooked rod for lifting hot pots, etc. 3. a curved or S shaped mark in writing …   English World dictionary

  • pothook — /ˈpɒthʊk/ (say pothook) noun 1. a hook for suspending a pot or kettle over an open fire. 2. an iron rod, usually curved, with a hook at the end, used to lift hot pots, irons, stove lids, etc. 3. a stroke in writing, in the shape of a pothook,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pothook — Pothooks are S shaped metal hooks for suspending a pot over a fire. While one extremity is hooked to the handle of the pot, the other is caught upon an iron crane moving on a pivot over the fire. Modern stoves have obviated the necessity for this …   Wikipedia

  • pothook — /pot hook /, n. 1. a hook for suspending a pot or kettle over an open fire. 2. an iron rod, usually curved, with a hook at the end, used to lift hot pots, irons, stove lids, etc. 3. an S shaped stroke in writing, esp. as made by children in… …   Universalium

  • pothook — noun a) An S shaped iron hook used to suspend a cooking pot over a fire b) A crooked stroke in writing; a scrawl …   Wiktionary

  • pothook — n. metal hook used to hang or lift pots …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pothook — pot•hook [[t]ˈpɒtˌhʊk[/t]] n. 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) anS shaped stroke in writing • Etymology: 1425–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • pothook — noun an S shaped hook to suspend a pot over a fire • Hypernyms: ↑hook, ↑claw • Hyponyms: ↑trammel …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of playing-card nicknames — This list of playing card nicknames has the common nicknames for the playing cards in a 52 card deck, as used in some common card games, such as poker. Contents 1 Single cards 1.1 One eyed Royals 2 Texas hold em pocket card nicknames …   Wikipedia

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