- 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