limekiln

noun
lime·​kiln | \ ˈlīm-ˌkil How to pronounce limekiln (audio) , -ˌkiln \

Definition of limekiln

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

Examples of limekiln in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Maryland environmental officials investigate leak in Upper Potomac River near shuttered paper mill," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of limekiln

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Limekiln.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limekiln. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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