from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A covered pot or urn, of metal or earthen ware, in which coffee is made, or in which the beverage is served at table.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A covered pot in which coffee is prepared, or is brought upon the table for drinking.
  • noun a tall pot in which coffee is brewed, especially one in which the heating of the water is accomplished by electricity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun tall pot in which coffee is brewed


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  • He put a coffee-pot on the front lid of the stove, emptied the bucket into it, and went out of the tent after more water.


  • "Reckon they'll show spunk?" asked Belden, in order to keep up the conversation, for Malemute Kid already had the coffee-pot on and was busily frying bacon and moose-meat.

    To The Man on the Trail

  • He put five sun-cured salmon into the oven to thaw out for the dogs, and from the water-hole filled his coffee-pot and cooking-pail.


  • Nevertheless, we regularly have interesting coffee-pot discussions along the lines of your last post.

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  • He followed her glance and saw a sheet-iron stove and a coffee-pot, attended by a young squaw.


  • Automatically, her first act had been to set the coffee-pot back.


  • There were other things on the sled — blankets, an axe, and a coffee-pot and frying-pan; but prominent, occupying most of the space, was the long and narrow oblong box.

    The Trail of Meat

  • In its bottom were two leather mail-pouches, a couple of blankets, coffee-pot and frying-pan, and a scant grub-sack.


  • He unpacked his food and got out frying-pan and coffee-pot.

    All Gold Cañon

  • So she knew already when she entered the kitchen at eleven that morning and found the coffee-pot empty and no-one making fresh coffee but just standing around, talking—no-one meaning Eric Redding and the quite married Suraiya Krishnan, that is—there was more idle conversation brewing in the air.

    For the Sake of the Boy


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