Triv"et (?), n. [Probably through French fr. L. tripes, -edis, three-footed; tri- (see Tri-)+ pes, pedis, foot: cf. F. tr'epied. See Foot, and cf. Tripod.]
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
A weaver's knife. See Trevat.
Trivet table, a table supported by three legs.
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