Associations to the word «Kettle»


KETTLE, noun. A vessel for boiling a liquid or cooking food, usually metal and equipped with a lid.
KETTLE, noun. The quantity held by a kettle.
KETTLE, noun. (British) A vessel for boiling water for tea; a teakettle.
KETTLE, noun. (geology) A kettle hole, sometimes any pothole.
KETTLE, noun. (ornithology) A collective term for a group of raptors riding a thermal, especially when migrating.
KETTLE, noun. (rail transport) (slang) A steam locomotive
KETTLE, noun. (musical instruments) A kettledrum.
KETTLE, verb. (British) (of the police) To contain demonstrators in a confined area.
KETTLE CHIP, noun. A potato chip made in a small batch in oil that, at the start of the batch's cooking, is not very hot.
KETTLE CHIPS, noun. Plural of kettle chip
KETTLE CORN, noun. Sweet-and-salty variety of popcorn that adds granulated sugar, salt, and oil
KETTLE DRUM, noun. Alternative spelling of kettledrum
KETTLE DRUMS, noun. Plural of kettle drum
KETTLE FUR COLLECTOR, noun. A small, coiled, stainless steel wire placed in a kettle to attract limescale that would otherwise build up on the heating element.
KETTLE FUR COLLECTORS, noun. Plural of kettle fur collector
KETTLE HOLE, noun. (geology) A depression in the ground occurring as the result of a large block of ice getting buried by glacial outwash and subsequent melting of it.
KETTLE HOLES, noun. Plural of kettle hole
KETTLE LAKE, noun. (geology) A lake formed in a kettle hole.
KETTLE LAKES, noun. Plural of kettle lake
KETTLE OF FISH, noun. (idiomatic) An awkward situation; a predicament.
KETTLE OF FISH, noun. (idiomatic) A situation which is recognized as different from or as an alternative to some other situation, and which is not necessarily unfavorable.
KETTLE STITCH, noun. (bookbinding) The stitch made in sewing at the head and tail of a book.

Dictionary definition

KETTLE, noun. A metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid.
KETTLE, noun. The quantity a kettle will hold.
KETTLE, noun. (geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits.
KETTLE, noun. A large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it.

Wise words

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C. S. Lewis