Definition of pot holder in English:

pot holder


North American
  • A piece of quilted or thick fabric for handling hot dishes and pans.

    • ‘The owners are now cooking up a new business venture, but their 60 or so employees (including bakers, customer-service reps, and managers) aren't ready to hang up their pot holders just yet.’
    • ‘Looking at Gabriel I motioned toward the pot holder in front of me.’
    • ‘If people think it is all about macramé and pot holders, then we haven't done our job very well in educating them.’
    • ‘She practically burned her hands since the pot holders had been worn thin and there was no room on the counter to put it down.’
    • ‘It is used to make not only vessels for stove-top and oven, but utensils, fan housings, pan liners, aprons, pot holders, and even wallpaper.’
    • ‘Make sure older ones use caution - and pot holders - at the stove or oven.’
    • ‘He left the pot holder too close to the stove, and it caught fire.’
    • ‘She let me help her cook - I fetched pot holders and handed her the wooden spoons with which she stirred huge pots of turnip soup, the fragrant steam filling the kitchen.’
    • ‘Use a carving fork to hold the bird, or grip the bird with your hand using a clean pot holder or napkin.’
    • ‘By total accident, I dropped the pot holder in the oven and it caught on fire!’
    • ‘The under-layer is a crisscross pattern, reminiscent of yarn pot holders, that the artist paints with an unsteady hand.’
    • ‘I was so busy wanting to make a good dinner for Marie that I didn't realize that I was holding the pot holder so close to the flame until it caught on fire.’
    • ‘‘Oh that,’ he shrugged dismissively placing a pot holder underneath the steaming pan, ‘It isn't anything to fret about, really.’’