Pronunciation: (triv'it),[key] —n. 1. a small metal plate with short legs, esp. one put under a hot platter or dish to protect a table.
2. a three-footed or three-legged stand or support, esp. one of iron placed over a fire to support cooking vessels or the like.
Pronunciation: (triv'it),[key] —n. a special knife for cutting pile loops, as of velvet or carpets. Also,triv'ette.