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Meaning of trivet

triv•et

Pronunciation: (triv'it), [key]
— n.
  1. a small metal plate with short legs, esp. one put under a hot platter or dish to protect a table.
  2. a three-footed or three-legged stand or support, esp. one of iron placed over a fire to support cooking vessels or the like.

triv•et

Pronunciation: (triv'it), [key]
— n.
  1. a special knife for cutting pile loops, as of velvet or carpets.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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