[ US /ˈkɛtəɫ/ ]
[ UK /kˈɛtə‍l/ ]
  1. the quantity a kettle will hold
  2. a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
  3. (geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits
  4. a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
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How To Use kettle In A Sentence

  • Following the sound, Silk found himself among the sellers he sought Hobbled deer reared and plunged, their soft brown eyes wild with fright; a huge snake lifted its flat, malevolent head, hissing like a kettle on the stove; live salmon gasped and splashed in murky, glass-fronted tanks; pigs grunted, lambs baaed, chickens squawked, and milling goats eyed passersby with curiosity and sharp suspicion. Nightside The Long Sun
  • At the bottom of the staircase a door opens into the white painted kitchen, where a small cooker supports an oversized kettle. Times, Sunday Times
  • Along with this, the arena's main concourse is narrow and crammed with useless kiosks selling everything from caramel apples to nachos to kettle corn, making the walk to the one smoking area something of a slow death march for the nicotine needy. From the Floor: A Happy Slab of Sandwich Meat
  • Fighting with a sabre is a very different kettle of the piscine variety compared to the rapier. Cold Steel and Hot Blood
  • Due to a combination of cowardice, claustrophobia and Crohn's disease, I do not react well to being kettled at marches.
  • Each man was surrounded by an absolute armada of percussion: Bongos, congas, sambas and tom toms; high-hats, kettles, timpani and snares.
  • What I fail to understand is, if sitting in front of the telly getting bladdered and shoving kettle chips down our gullets is so good for the economy, why don't we all do it all the time? Thai buffalo racing gives royal wedding sycophancy a run for its money | Martin Kelner
  • She walked over to the sink, filling the teakettle with water. BLINDSIGHTED
  • The troublemakers are being 'kettled' around Nelson's Column by a ring of several hundred officers.
  • She gained notoriety when she joined student protestors in Millbank Tower, the home of CCHQ, and tweeted live from within the kettle.
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