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Noun: kettle  ke-t(u)l
  1. A container for boiling water, with a lid, spout and handle
    "I'll put the kettle on to make some tea"
     
  2. A metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
    - boiler
     
  3. The quantity a kettle will hold
    - kettleful
     
  4. (geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits
    - kettle hole
     
  5. A large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
    - kettledrum, tympanum, tympani, timpani
     
  6. A pit or hole produced by wear or weathering (especially in a road surface)
    - pothole, chuckhole [US]
Verb: kettle  ke-t(u)l
Usage: UK
  1. Use police to contain demonstrators in a small area

Derived forms: kettles, kettling

Type of: containerful, hole, hollow, percussion instrument, percussive instrument, pot

Encyclopedia: Kettle, Kentucky