Percolator definition

pûrkə-lātər
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.
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A thing that percolates.
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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.
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A device used to brew coffee by passing boiling water through coffee grounds.
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Noun

Singular:
percolator
Plural:
percolators

Origin of percolator