- a stand with three short legs, especially for cooking over a fire
Etymology: Old English trefet, from Latin tripes, "tripod".
- 1994: w:Cormac McCarthy?, Cormac McCarthy?, w:The Crossing (novel), The Crossing - They collected wood and built back the fire and they fetched rocks to make a and there they set the bucket to boil.
- a stand, sometimes with short, stumpy feet, used to support hot dishes and protect a table
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