Googling it provided the following definition
1. a three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearth
2. a stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table
And the funny part is the other day, in an email, I tried to explain to someone about a dessous de plat, the French word, and described it as a sort of tray you put under things.
How nice to know the real word for a thing !
There will be more about my Norfolk and Norwich trip but you see, I am processing hundreds of photos, and also trying to catch up with my blog reading. Lots of work. 😆