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kettles, plural;
  1. A vessel, usually made of metal and with a handle, used for boiling liquids or cooking foods

  2. A teakettle

  1. a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
  2. the quantity a kettle will hold
  3. kettle hole: (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
  5. A kettle, sometimes called teakettle, tea kettle or the pot, is a small kitchen appliance used for boiling water in preparation for making tea or other beverages requiring hot water. Kettles often resemble teapots, but are used to boil water, not to brew tea.
  6. A kettle is a term that birdwatchers use to describe a group of birds wheeling and circling in the air. The kettle may be composed of several different species at the same time. Nature photographer M. ...
  7. A kettle (kettle hole, pothole) is a shallow, sediment-filled body of water formed by retreating glaciers or draining floodwaters.
  8. Kettling, also known as containment or corralling, is a police tactic for the management of large crowds during demonstrations or protests. It involves the formation of large cordons of police officers who then move to contain a crowd within a limited area. ...
  9. A vessel for boiling a liquid or cooking food, usually metal and equipped with a lid; The quantity held by a kettle; A vessel for boiling water for tea; a teakettle; A pothole; A group of airborne hawks riding a thermal; A steam locomotive; A kettledrum; A kettle hole; To contain ...
  10. To see kettles in your dream, denotes great and laborious work before you. To see a kettle of boiling water, your struggles will soon end and a change will come to you. To see a broken kettle, denotes failure after a mighty effort to work out a path to success. ...
  11. A large vessel, similar in shape to a mash tun, usually made of copper or stainless steel in which the wort is heated. Also called a "brew kettle."
  12. pot for boiling liquids. In some regions the word has come to mean a pot with a handle and a spout for pouring, as a teakettle.
  13. a large vessel used to heat wort.
  14. Noun. A watch or wrist watch. Possibly from rhyming slang kettle and hob, meaning fob. [Mainly London use]
  15. Equipment used for heating bitumen to a flowing consistency.
  16. Rhyming Slang for 'fob' (watch or wristwatch). This term can apparently be heard in the TV series 'Minder' but is not often used today.
  17. (v.): 1. to note the wealth of one's opponent as an insurmountable bias, while failing to note one's own considerable wealth. Also, to engage in same with respect to one's political donors.
  18. A lineside boiler for filling locomotive boilers directly with hot water.
  19. Any small locomotive, especially an old, leaky one. Also called teakettle and coffeepot
  20. A steep-sided basin without surface drainage especially in a deposit of glacial drift
  21. a steep-sided hole or depression, commonly without surface drainage, formed by the melting of a large detached block of stagnant ice that had been buried in the glacial drift.
  22. molten zinc-filled tank where the metallurgical bonding of zinc and steel takes place
  23. a depression on the ground surface, ranging in outline from circular to very irregular, left by the melting of a mass of glacial ice that had been surrounded by glacial sediments. Many kettles now contain ponds or wetlands.
  24. Invaluable piece of equipment when its all going wrong. Use to make tea or coffee to accompany quantities of chocolate.
  25. The vessel in which the sweet liquor is boiled.