teakettle

noun
tea·ket·tle | \ˈtē-ˌke-tᵊl \

Definition of teakettle 

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

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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 Don't pour boiling water from your teakettle on the windows, the heat differential will crack them. Aleanna Siacon, Detroit Free Press, "Ice storm in Michigan's forecast: How to prepare," 13 Apr. 2018 To quick soak, simply boil water in a teakettle or on the stovetop, cover the cashews with the boiling water and set aside for 10-15 minutes. Drain. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Loaded vegan nachos from David Carter (recipe, photos)," 2 May 2018 Don't pour boiling water from your teakettle on the windows, the heat differential will crack them. Aleanna Siacon, Detroit Free Press, "Ice storm in Michigan's forecast: How to prepare," 13 Apr. 2018 Don't pour boiling water from your teakettle on the windows, the heat differential will crack them. Aleanna Siacon, Detroit Free Press, "Ice storm in Michigan's forecast: How to prepare," 13 Apr. 2018 Marinade: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Boil water in a teakettle. Country Living, "Roast Turkey with Pipian Sauce," 28 Sep. 2010 But one that functions properly should not sound like a wailing teakettle. Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, "A Hissing Radiator and Sleepless Nights," 20 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of teakettle

1705, in the meaning defined above

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teakettle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of teakettle

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

teakettle

noun
tea·ket·tle | \ˈtē-ˌke-tᵊl \

Kids Definition of teakettle

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

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