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potter's wheel

Syllabification: pot·ter's wheel

Definition of potter's wheel in English:

noun

A horizontal revolving disk on which wet clay is shaped into pots or other round ceramic objects.
Example sentences
  • This outside work area is adjacent to the pottery building where the potter's wheels, kilns, and stockpile of clay and glazes are housed.
  • I couldn't fight something that ate away from the inside, leaving me malleable like a piece of wet clay on the potter's wheel.
  • Melodies sing, phrases are shaped like clay on a potter's wheel, and rhythms are given a gentle bounce.

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