- a metal container for boiling or cooking things; pot
- a teakettle
- a kettledrum
- a depression in glacial drift remaining after the melting of an isolated mass of buried ice
- a kettle-shaped hole in rock, gravel, etc.
ME ketel < ON ketill, akin to OE cetel, Ger kessel, Goth katils, early Gmc loanword < L catillus, dim. of catinus, container for food