kettle

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Noun[change]

Singular
kettle

Plural
kettles

A kettle
  1. (US) A container for boiling liquids or cooking food.
    William cooked the beans in a kettle.
  2. (UK) A container for boiling water for tea; a teakettle.
    Stick the kettle on and we'll have a nice cup of tea.
  3. A pothole.
  4. The collective noun for a group of airborne hawks.
  5. (rail transport); (slang) A steam locomotive
  6. (musical instruments) A kettledrum.
  7. (geology) A kettle hole.

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