Ceramic pots in a kiln.
a furnace or oven for drying, burning, or baking something, as bricks, grain, or pottery
Origin of kilnMiddle English kylne ; from Old English cylne ; from Classical Latin culina, cookstove, kitchen
to dry, burn, or bake in a kiln
Any of various ovens for hardening, burning, or drying substances such as grain, meal, or clay, especially a brick-lined oven used to bake or fire ceramics.
transitive verbkilned, kiln·ing, kilns
To process in one of these ovens.
Origin of kilnMiddle English kilne, from Old English cyln, from Latin culīna, kitchen, stove; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present kilns, present participle kilning, simple past and past participle kilned)
- To bake in a kiln.
- When making pottery we need to allow the bisque to dry before we kiln it.