Definition of trivet in English:


Translate trivet into Spanish


  • 1An iron tripod or bracket for a cooking pot or kettle to stand on.

    ‘On and around them are all sorts of spits, racks, trivets, pans, kettles, cauldrons and hot plates, all fashioned out of black cast iron.’
    • ‘His opening slide was of a cast iron trivet with a steaming kettle on top.’
    • ‘Satisfied, she turned back to Lucky and motioned towards a steaming kettle sitting on an iron trivet on top of the wood stove.’
    • ‘We use cast iron teapots on trivets, and this both intensifies the unique flavors and creates an atmospheric experience.’
    • ‘The kettle remained almost permanently on the trivet.’
    base, support, mounting, platform, rest, plinth, bottom
    1. 1.1A small plate placed under a hot serving dish to protect a table or surface.
      ‘Select serving dishes, serving utensils and trivets, and set table.’
      • ‘Use coasters under glasses and vases, and pads or trivets under hot dishes.’
      • ‘Without a word of answer he picked the trivet up from the table and followed me into the kitchen.’
      • ‘She set the casserole on its trivet on the table and put her nose down to get a fuller smell.’
      • ‘Across from the cooktop is a concrete prep counter with integrated trivet and butcher block.’
      • ‘Moreover, tiles lend themselves to other uses such as trivets or wall coverings (collectively).’
      • ‘I walked out to the dining room and placed them on a trivet.’
      • ‘‘I don't like to judge people without knowing them,’ she says at last, setting the coffee pot down on a thick ceramic tile doubling as a trivet.’
      • ‘Three times a week in Havana, there's a flea market where dozens of small merchants sell everything from straw hats to papier-mâché replicas of antique cars to trivets made out of old cigar boxes.’
      • ‘Beth reaches for the teapot and sets it down on a trivet at the center of the kitchen table.’
      • ‘Her mother lifted the big pot from the stove and placed it on a metal trivet in the centre of the table.’



/ˈtrivit/ /ˈtrɪvɪt/


    as right as a trivet
    British informal, dated
    • Perfectly all right; in good health.


Late Middle English apparently from Latin tripes, triped- ‘three-legged’, from tri- ‘three’ + pes, ped- ‘foot’.