Definition of pot hanger in English:

pot hanger

Pronunciation /ˈpɒt ˌhaŋə/


  • Any of various devices from which a cooking pot, kettle, etc., may be hung; especially (a) a bar with a series of holes or teeth on which to attach a pot-hook at various heights; (b) a pot-hook.


Early 16th century. From pot + hanger. Compare earlier pothangles, and also pot hangings.