Complete Definition of "kiln"

English

Etymology
Kiln comes from the Middle English kilne, and from the Old English cylene or cyline meaning large oven. This derived from the Latin culina, meaning "kitchen, kitchen stove", that was introduced by the Romans to England in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.

Pronunciation
IPA|/kɪɫn/ or /kɪɫ/
SAMPA|/ki5n/ or /ki5/
audio|en-us-kiln.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
Image:MyrtlefordVicTobaccoDryingHut.JPG|thumb|[[w:Myrtleford, Victoria|Myrtleford, Victoria, Australia: historic tobacco kiln]]
kiln

  1. An oven or furnace or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, calcining or drying anything; for example, firing ceramics or cure#Verb|curing, or preserving, tobacco

Translations
German: Brennofen m

Anagrams
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References
Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.1

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