Trivet

Triv"et

(?), n. [Probably through French fr. L. tripes, -edis, three-footed; tri- (see Tri-)+ pes, pedis, foot: cf. F. trpied. See Foot, and cf. Tripod.] 1. A tree-legged stool, table, or other support; especially, a stand to hold a kettle or similar vessel near the fire; a tripod.
[Written also trevet.]

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2. A weaver's knife. See Trevat. Knight.
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Trivet table, a table supported by three legs. Dryden.
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