kettle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"kettle" in British English

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kettlenoun [C]

uk   /ˈket.l̩/  us   /ˈket̬-/

kettle noun [C] (EQUIPMENT)

a ​container for ​boilingwater, that has a ​lid, ​handle, and spout and is made from ​plastic or ​metalput the kettle on B1 to ​start to ​boilwater in a kettle
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kettle noun [C] (POLICE)

an ​occasion when ​policeformlines around a ​crowd of ​people and ​prevent them from ​leaving a ​particulararea

kettleverb [T]

uk   /ˈket.l̩/  us   /ˈket̬-/
If the ​police kettle a ​crowd of ​people, they ​formlines around them and ​prevent them from ​leaving a ​particulararea.
(Definition of kettle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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kettlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈket̬·əl/
a ​coveredcontainer with a ​handle and a spout (= ​opening for ​pouring), used for ​boilingwater
(Definition of kettle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “kettle”
in Korean 주전자…
in Arabic غَلاّية…
in Malaysian cerek…
in French bouilloire…
in Russian чайник (для кипячения воды)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水壺,開水壺…
in Italian bollitore…
in Turkish su ısıtıcısı, çaydanlık…
in Polish czajnik…
in Spanish hervidor, tetera…
in Vietnamese ấm đun nước…
in Portuguese chaleira…
in Thai กาน้ำ…
in German der Kessel…
in Catalan bullidora…
in Japanese やかん…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水壶,烧水壶…
in Indonesian ketel…
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