a broken pottery fragment, especially one of archaeological value.
a broken fragment of pottery
early 14c., from pot (n.1) + Middle English schoord, from Old English sceard (see shard).
a “shred”, i.e., anything severed, as a fragment of earthenware (Job 2:8; Prov. 26:23; Isa. 45:9).
[pots-dam; for 1 also German pawts-dahm] /ˈpɒts dæm; for 1 also German ˈpɔts dɑm/ noun 1. a city in and the capital of Brandenburg, in NE Germany, SW of Berlin: formerly the residence of German emperors; wartime conference July–August 1945 of Truman, Stalin, Churchill, and later, Attlee. 2. a town in N New York. [bran-duh […]
[pot-shot] /ˈpɒtˌʃɒt/ noun 1. a fired at game merely for food, with little regard to skill or the rules of sport. 2. a shot at an animal or person within easy range, as from ambush. 3. a casual or aimless shot. 4. a random or incidental criticism: to take a potshot at military spending in […]
noun 1. the spinning of rayon filaments in a centrifugal box.
[pot-stik-er] /ˈpɒtˌstɪk ər/ noun 1. a pan-fried and steamed Chinese dumpling with a ground meat or vegetable filling. noun See pot sticker