lime·​kiln ˈlīm-ˌkil How to pronounce limekiln (audio)
: a kiln or furnace for reducing limestone or shells to lime by burning

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In 1975, Calera Wine Company was born, taking its name from the Spanish word for limekiln. New York Times, 15 June 2022 The 228-acre property straddles the river, with a manufacturing complex on the Maryland riverbank and a limekiln and a million-gallon storage tank on the West Virginia side. Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of limekiln was in the 13th century

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“Limekiln.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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