Pronunciation: (pot'hook"), [key]
1. a hook for suspending a pot or kettle over an open fire.
2. an iron rod, usually curved, with a hook at the end, used to lift hot pots, irons, stove lids, etc.
3. an S-shaped stroke in writing, esp. as made by children in learning to write.
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