from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bent or hooked piece of iron for hanging a pot or kettle over a fire.
- n. A curved iron rod with a hooked end used for lifting hot pots, irons, or stove lids.
- n. A curved, S-shaped mark made in writing.
- n. Illegible handwriting or aimless scribbling. Often used in the plural.
- n. Informal Stenographic writing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An S-shaped iron hook used to suspend a cooking pot over a fire
- n. A crooked stroke in writing; a scrawl
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An S-shaped hook on which pots and kettles are hung over an open fire.
- n. A written character curved like a pothook; (pl.) a scrawled writing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hook, secured in a chimney in any manner (as upon a crane), for supporting a pot over a fire.
- n. A short bar or rod of iron, usually curved, and with a hook at the end, used to lift hot pots, irons, or stove-lids from a stove.
- n. A letter, character, or curve shaped like a pothook (def. 1); an elementary character consisting of a stroke terminating in a curve, practised upon by children in learning to write; hence, any irregular, straggling written character. Also pot-hanger.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an S-shaped hook to suspend a pot over a fire
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