1. a three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearth
2. a stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table
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3 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Trivet \Triv"et\, n. [Probably through French fr. L. tripes,
-edis, three-footed; tri- (see Tri-)+ pes, pedis, foot: cf.
F. tr['e]pied. 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.]
2. A weaver's knife. See Trevat. --Knight.
Trivet table, a table supported by three legs. --Dryden.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel
in a hearth
2: a stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
64 Moby Thesaurus words for "trivet":
andiron, chain, clover, coal tongs, crane, crook, damper,
deuce-ace, fire hook, fire tongs, firedog, grate, grating, grid,
griddle, gridiron, grill, griller, leash, lifter, poker, pothook,
salamander, set of three, shamrock, spit, tercet, ternary, ternion,
terzetto, three, threesome, tierce, tongs, trefoil, trey, triad,
trialogue, triangle, tricorn, trident, triennium, trihedron,
trilogy, trimester, trine, trinity, trinomial, trio, triphthong,
triple crown, triple threat, triplet, triplopy, tripod, triptych,
trireme, triseme, triskelion, trisul, triumvirate, triunity,