Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

kiln-dry

[kil-drahy, kiln-]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
verb (used with object), kiln-dried, kiln-dry·ing.
  1. to dry in a kiln.
Show More

Origin of kiln-dry

First recorded in 1530–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for kiln-dry

Historical Examples

  • With softwoods it is a common practice to kiln-dry direct from the saw.

    Seasoning of Wood

    Joseph B. Wagner

  • It has a green weight, an air-dry weight, a kiln-dry weight, and an oven-dry weight.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • Toughen and kiln-dry in a couple days in a mild but unvarying temperature.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • To kiln-dry properly, a free current of air must be maintained, of sufficient volume to carry off this moisture.

    Seasoning of Wood

    Joseph B. Wagner

  • To ensure fine grinding, it is always advisable to kiln-dry it first.