1. [ noun ] (food) a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
Synonyms: boiler
Related terms: pot teakettle boil
2. [ noun ] (geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits
Synonyms: kettle_hole
Related terms: hole geology
3. [ noun ] the quantity a kettle will hold
Synonyms: kettleful
Related terms: containerful
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 18158
5. [ noun ] (music) a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
Synonyms: tympanum tympani timpani kettledrum
Related terms: percussion_instrument
Similar spelling:   Keithley