Kettle

Noun

  • (music) A kettledrum.
  • A vessel for boiling a liquid or cooking food, usually metal and equipped with a lid.

    "To cook pasta, you first need to put the kettle on."

  • (Britain) A vessel for boiling water for tea; a teakettle.

    "Stick the kettle on and we'll have a nice cup of tea."

  • (rail transport, slang) A steam locomotive
  • The quantity held by a kettle.
  • (ornithology) A collective term for a group of raptors riding a thermal, especially when migrating.
  • A vessel for boiling a liquid or cooking food, usually metal and equipped with a lid.

    "There's a hot kettle of soup on the stove."

  • (geology) A kettle hole, sometimes any pothole.

Verb

  • (Britain, of the police) To contain demonstrators in a confined area.

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