In the phrasesthree-legged cooking pot, three-legged pot, or (offensive) three-legged kaffir-pot:potjie.See also drievoetadjective.
1864T. BainesExplor. in S.-W. Afr. 362It is commonly said that a Scotsman, a Dutch cheese and Newcastle grindstone are all over the world, but I feel sure that a cast-iron three-legged pot penetrates as far as any of the trio.
1902J.H.M. AbbottTommy Cornstalk 28A few Kaffir transport-drivers..are boiling their ‘mealie-pap’ in three-legged pots.
1925D. KiddEssential Kafir 198The load contained a sleeping-mat, a blanket, a roll of tobacco, and a few trinkets; and perched on the top of the bundle was a three-legged pot — representing an entire kitchen and scullery — while a few awkwardly-shaped calabashes were tied to the bundle by homemade grass string.
1979Heard & FaullOur Best Trad. Recipes 87The very first oven wasn’t an oven at all, it was the ubiquitous iron pot used all over the world from the earliest times for stewing, and with a lid on, for baking anything over an open fire. Even bread was baked in the three-legged (kaffir) pot.
1980E. JoubertLong Journey of Poppie Nongena 15My ouma never used a Primus-stove, she did her cooking outside in three-legged cooking-pots over an open fire.
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