kettle

14 ENTRIES FOUND:

ket·tle

noun \ˈke-təl\

: a container used for heating or boiling liquid

Full Definition of KETTLE

1
:  a metallic vessel usually used for boiling liquids; especially :  teakettle
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3
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

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