|1.||a metal or plastic container with a handle and spout for boiling water|
|2.||any of various metal containers for heating liquids, cooking fish, etc|
|3.||a large metal vessel designed to withstand high temperatures, used in various industrial processes such as refining and brewing|
|4.||short for kettle hole|
|[C13: from Old Norse ketill; related to Old English cietel kettle, Old High German kezzil; all ultimately from Latin catillus a little pot, from catīnus pot]|
|kettle (kět'l) Pronunciation Key
A steep, bowl-shaped hollow in ground once covered by a glacier. Kettles are believed to form when a block of ice left by a glacier becomes covered by sediments and later melts, leaving a hollow. They are usually tens of meters deep and up to tens of kilometers in diameter and often contain surface water.
a large pot for cooking. The same Hebrew word (dud, "boiling") is rendered also "pot" (Ps. 81:6), "caldron" (2 Chr. 35:13), "basket" (Jer. 24:2). It was used for preparing the peace-offerings (1 Sam. 2:13, 14).