1) A hook suspended from an iron bar over the fireplace, from which to hang a pot or kettle.
1557 to John my son ... pot crokes a raken and my barres of yron in the chimney, Huddleston
1612 2 pottcrooks 1 racke of iron, Brafferton. There were similar alternative words: 1578 a gallow balke of yron iij crowkes twoo payre of pott howkes, South Cave
1581 1 rekyne ... 1 payre of pothockes, Anston
1684 1 paire of pot grips, Cartworth
1558 one rekane with pottkylpes and tanges, South Cave