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dry kiln

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noun
  1. an oven for the controlled drying and seasoning of cut lumber.
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Origin of dry kiln

First recorded in 1905–10
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Historical Examples

  • The baker's watch had stopped, or he had gone to sleep, and they had been left in the oven or dry-kiln too long.

    Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6)

    John McElroy

  • The inter-relation between wood and water is as imperfectly known to dry-kiln operators as that between wood and heat.

    Seasoning of Wood

    Joseph B. Wagner


British Dictionary definitions for dry kiln

dry kiln

noun
  1. an oven in which cut timber is dried and seasoned
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