percolator definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a thing that percolates
- a kind of coffeepot in which the boiling water bubbles up through a tube and filters, through the ground coffee held in a perforated container, back to the bottom of the pot
percolator definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A coffeepot in which boiling water is forced repeatedly up through a central tube to filter back down through a basket of ground coffee beans.