dry kiln

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noun

an oven for the controlled drying and seasoning of cut lumber.

Origin of dry kiln

First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for dry kiln

  • 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.

  • 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

an oven in which cut timber is dried and seasoned
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