Variant of kettle
- a metal container for boiling or cooking things; pot
- a teakettle
- a kettledrum
- Geol.also kettle hole
- a depression in glacial drift remaining after the melting of an isolated mass of buried ice
- a kettle-shaped hole in rock, gravel, etc.
Origin of kettleMiddle English ketel ; from Old Norse ketill, akin to Old English cetel, German kessel, Gothic katils, early Germanic loanword ; from Classical Latin catillus, diminutive of catinus, container for food