limekiln

noun
lime·​kiln | \ ˈlīm-ˌkil, -ˌkiln\

Definition of limekiln

: a kiln or furnace for reducing limestone or shells to lime by burning

First Known Use of limekiln

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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