Definition of Potter's wheel

1. Noun. A horizontal rotating wheel holding the clay being shaped by a potter. "The potter's wheel was invented in Asia Minor around 6500 BC"

Generic synonyms: Wheel

Definition of Potter's wheel

1. Noun. A turntable type of machine used by a potter to form round pieces of pottery from wet clay. ¹

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Literary usage of Potter's wheel

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"A prevalent misconception with regard to the potter s wheel needs correction. For anything beyond very simple shapes it is impossible to carry the work to ..."

2. A Treatise on the Origin, Progressive Improvement and Present State of the by George Richardson Porter, John Holland (1846)
"CHAPTER I. I HISTORICAL NOTICES OF THE MANUFACTURE. Origin of the Art.—Brickmaking.—Potter-s Wheel.—Indian Earthenwares. --Human Water-Pipes. ..."

3. Silica and the Silicates by James Aloysius Audley (1921)
"... when the clay body is not sufficiently plastic, methods such as pressing or casting must be used. Throwing.—The use of the potter-s wheel dates from ..."

4. Cassier's Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02877163] (1899)
"... and lamps and musical instruments,—and in later centuries, among the Greeks and Romans, A POTTER S WHEEL the lathe was undoubtedly in common use. ..."

5. The History of Greece by Ernst Curtius, William Alfred Packard (1876)
"The potter,s wheel was an invention of Corinth; the plastic shaping of pottery and its ornamentation by painting originated here, in the native city of ..."

6. Every-day Science by Henry Smith Williams, Edward Huntington Williams (1910)
"THE POTTER S WHEEL. The upper figure shows a model of the most primitive type of potter's wheel. The lower is the ordinary type of hand wheel, ..."

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