a portable kettle with a cover, spout, and handle, used for boiling water.

1695–1705; tea + kettle

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teakettle (ˈtiːˌkɛtəl)
a kettle for boiling water to make tea

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Example sentences
Stow a small microwave oven, hot plate and electric teakettle for use at campgrounds with electric service.
Coffee is available in the lobby, and each room has a teakettle and supplies.
Pour a teakettle full of boiling water down the drain to clear it.
The, pour a teakettle full of boiling water down drain.
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