Definition of kiln in English:

kiln

Syllabification: kiln
Pronunciation: /kiln
 
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noun

A furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying, especially one for calcining lime or firing pottery.
More example sentences
  • Photographs of winding towers and cooling towers, of silos, lime kilns and blast furnaces, of coal bunkers and gravel plants.
  • The site contains several scheduled monuments, including beehive coking ovens, calcining kilns, blowing engine houses, and a unique lift tower which was used to transport material to the top of the furnaces.
  • In 1987, excavations in the Calle Pureza in Triana, the pottery district of Seville, brought to light a collapsed kiln full of pottery wasters.

verb

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Burn, bake, or dry in a kiln.
More example sentences
  • This maritime flavour is reinforced by the strong peat presence, both in the nearby freshwater source and during the kilning of the malt.
  • In Vidyaranyapura alone, there are 32 houses that vindicate his philosophy: they are eco-constructions that use building materials from the site - mud bricks that are not kilned - and require no plastering.
  • This smokiness is maybe a bi-product of the heavily kilned and roasted malts and you get this full flavour at a slightly warmer temperature of 10-12 degrees centigrade.

Origin

Old English cylene, from Latin culina 'kitchen, cooking stove'.

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