- a portable kettle with a cover, spout, and handle, used for boiling water.
Origin of teakettle
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Examples from the Web for teakettle
"I'll put on the teakettle at once, Robert," said his mother, rising.Brave and Bold
Every housewife who uses a teakettle is familiar with this condition.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Then the teakettle began to bubble and sing and that invited confidences too.The Wall Street Girl
Frederick Orin Bartlett
"When we are on a teakettle, it is never safe to say," answered auntie.
"On a teakettle—on a boat—that doesn't fit," meditated Eunice.
- a kettle for boiling water to make tea
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