Definition of pot-oven in English:

pot-oven

noun

  • 1A kiln in which pottery is fired. Now historical.

  • 2British regional (chiefly Irish English and Manx English). A heated piece of metal, covered by a pot, for slow-cooking or keeping warm bread, cakes, etc. Now rare (chiefly historical).

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Ralph Thoresby (1658–1725), antiquary and topographer. From pot + oven.

Pronunciation

pot-oven

/ˈpɒtˌʌvn/