noun ket·tle \ˈke-təl\

: a container used for heating or boiling liquid

Full Definition of KETTLE

:  a metallic vessel usually used for boiling liquids; especially :  teakettle
a :  pothole 1b
b :  a steep-sided hollow without surface drainage especially in a deposit of glacial drift

Origin of KETTLE

Middle English ketel, from Old Norse ketill (akin to Old English cietel kettle), both from a prehistoric Germanic word borrowed from Latin catillus, diminutive of catinus bowl
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with KETTLE

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