1.kettle for boiling water to make tea
2.a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
3.a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
4.(geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits
5.the quantity a kettle will hold
KettleKet"tle (kĕt"t'l), n. [OE. ketel; cf. AS. cetel, cetil, cytel; akin to D. kjedel, G. kessel, OHG. chezzil, Icel. ketill, SW. kittel, Dan. kjedel, Goth. katils; all perh. fr. L. catillus, dim. of catinus a deep vessel, bowl; but cf. also OHG. chezzī kettle, Icel. kati small ship.] A metallic vessel, with a wide mouth, often without a cover, used for heating and boiling water or other liguids.
Kettle pins, ninepins; skittles. [Obs.] Shelton. -- Kettle stitch (Bookbinding), the stitch made in sewing at the head and tail of a book. Knight.
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récipient de cuisine (fr)[Classe]
(whistling kettle; teakettle)[termes liés]
cooking pot, pot, saucepan[Hyper.]
whistling kettle; teakettle[ClasseHyper.]
boil, bring to the boil[CeQui~]
pot; cooking pot; saucepan[ClasseHyper.]
récipient utilisé comme mesure de volume (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
chaudronnerie (fr)[termes liés]
objet en cuivre (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
joueur de percussions (fr)[Classe]
instrument sonore en cuivre (fr)[Classe]
La Terre (fr)[termes liés]
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A kettle, sometimes called a tea kettle or teakettle, is a small kitchen appliance used for boiling water. Kettles can be heated either by placing on a stove, or by their own electric heating element.
A stovetop kettle is a roughly pitcher shaped metal vessel used to heat water on a stovetop or hob. Kettles usually have a handle on top, a spout, and a lid. Sometimes stove-mounted kettles also have a steam whistle which indicates when the water has reached boiling point.
Electric kettles are normally constructed of durable plastic or steel (with a plastic handle) and powered by mains electricity. In modern designs, once the water has reached boiling, the kettle automatically deactivates to prevent the water boiling away and damaging the heating element.
The word kettle originates from Old Norse ketill "cauldron". The Old English spelling was ċetel with initial che- [tʃ] like 'cherry', Middle English (and dialectal) was chetel, both come (together with German Kessel "cauldron") ultimately from Germanic *katilaz, that was borrowed from Latin catillus, diminutive form of catīnus "deep vessel for serving or cooking food", which in various contexts is translated as "bowl", "deep dish", or "funnel".
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