- a furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying something, especially one for firing pottery, calcining limestone, or baking bricks.
- to burn, bake, or treat in a kiln.
Origin of kiln
Examples from the Web for kiln
Historical Examples of kiln
But the marble statues they put into a kiln to make lime to plaster their houses.Buried Cities, Part 2
And the idea of turning his Serapeum into a kiln does not appeal to him.The Book of Khalid
Kiln marks are formed on some of the brick due to the weight of the brick above in the kiln.American Rural Highways
T. R. Agg
When the kiln is full the wicket is bricked up and daubed over with road-mud.
Escorting them across the room he showed them a low oven or kiln.The Story of Glass
Sara Ware Bassett
- a large oven for burning, drying, or processing something, such as porcelain or bricks
- (tr) to fire or process in a kiln
Word Origin for kiln
Old English cyln, cylen "kiln, oven," from Latin culina "kitchen, cooking stove," unexplained variant of coquere "to cook" (see cook (n.)). Old Norse kylna, Welsh cilin probably are from English.