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definition of the word pot

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Old English pott.



pot (plural pots)

  1. A vessel used for cooking or storing food.
  2. (poker) The money wagered in poker or similar games.
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (poker) A round in a poker game.
  4. A trap for catching lobsters, crabs, or fish.
  5. (archaic) An iron hat with a broad brim.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 12:
      The pot is an iron hat with broad brims: there are many under the denomination in the Tower, said to have been taken from the French; one of them is represented in plat 7, fig. 1 and 2.
  6. (Australia) A glass of beer. Size varies regionally but is normally 10 fl oz (285 ml).
  7. A potshot
  8. (slang) A protruding belly; a paunch.
  9. (slang) Ruin or deterioration.
    • His prospect went to pot.
  10. (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) The act of causing a ball to fall into a pocket.
  11. (slang) A potentiometer.
  12. (rail transport) a non-conducting, usually ceramic, stand that supports the third rail while keeping it electrically insulated from the ground.

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