- 1A large metal pot with a lid and handle, used for cooking over an open fire.More example sentences
- A large cauldron or cooking pot set or suspended above an open fire was in general use.
- A simmering stew sat in a large cauldron over an open fire; the smell alone made Jack's mouth water.
- In the days ahead we'll take turns stirring steaming cauldrons over the camp fire.
- 1.1A situation characterized by instability and strong emotions: a cauldron of repressed angerMore example sentences
- Somehow, in the emotional cauldron of Parkhead, that quality is hugely reassuring.
- His wife Kerry's, on the other hand, was a cauldron of domestic violence and emotional instability.
- They remain seething cauldrons of anger, frustration and discontent that rest on an underlying current of tension and raw violence which can explode without warning at any time.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French caudron, based on Latin caldarium, calidarium 'cooking pot', from calidus 'hot'.