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English definition of “potter's wheel”

potter's wheel

noun [C usually singular]     /ˌpɒt.əzˈwiːl/ US  /ˌpɑː.t̬ɚz-/
a machine with a horizontal spinning disc on which clay is shaped into decorative or useful objectsCeramics and pottery
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