1) A small metal pot in which liquids could be boiled over a fire.
1304-5 Et in j patella, posceneto, navicula, Bolton Priory
1348 lego Beatrici Daunee unum possenet, Blyth
1362 ‘2 small pots for the fire’, Mitton
1451 Also j posnet to Anne, Guisborough
1567 fowre brasse pottes, one possenett, Fixby
1729 a brass posnet, Stainland.