tea·​ket·​tle | \ ˈtē-ˌke-tᵊl How to pronounce teakettle (audio) \

Definition of teakettle

: a covered kettle with a handle and spout for boiling water

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Recent Examples on the Web The power for the lights, computers and teakettles in Mr. Kazaglis’s office increasingly comes from wind and gas, and not coal. Somini Sengupta, New York Times, "Britain, Struggling With Brexit, Eyes Another Retreat. This One’s From Fossil Fuels.," 3 Oct. 2019 Brady picked off Tre’Davious White, sending the Bills cornerback keister over teakettle as Harry steamed down the sideline for an 18-yard gain. BostonGlobe.com, "Patriots deny Bills, capture 11th straight AFC East title - The Boston Globe," 22 Dec. 2019 Not far from the mirror is a copper teakettle that belonged to Concord’s most famous female historical figure, Louisa May Alcott. BostonGlobe.com, "CONCORD — For decades, visitors have flocked to the Concord Museum to learn about the town’s fabled heritage: the early Colonial settlers, the Minutemen, the Transcendentalists.," 1 Nov. 2019 Hart creates a fully believable surveillance state born of the tracking of online purchases, and captures the dehumanization that follows when humans can receive star ratings just as easily as a teakettle (or a book). Eliot Schrefer, USA TODAY, "Embrace the Cloud: Rob Hart chills with dystopian thriller ‘The Warehouse’," 21 Aug. 2019 White, crusty deposits form on teakettles and coffee pots. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How a Water Softener Works (And Why You Might Want One)," 4 July 2019 The Sheraton has signage in Mandarin and offers such in-room amenities as slippers and teakettles, and foods favored by Chinese travelers, such as congee and dumplings for breakfast. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, "Chinese tourists still love L.A. despite overall decline in visits to U.S.," 28 June 2019 The tea kettle The boiling water in a teakettle will kill germs, making this one of the easiest items to manage. Nicole Spector /, NBC News, "The kitchen is the germiest room. Here's how to deep clean everything.," 3 July 2018 The young Swiss curators Niels Olsen and Fredi Fischli invited 60 artists and architects to interpret street signs, chairs, teakettles and architecture. Joseph Giovannini, New York Times, "Swiss Institute Has a New Home Ready-Made for Art," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of teakettle

1705, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2020

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“Teakettle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teakettle. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of teakettle

US : a covered container that is used for boiling water and that has a handle and a spout


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: a covered pot that is used for boiling water and has a handle and spout

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