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Old English (Northumbrian) cetel, from West Germanic *katil, probably from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] catillus, diminutive of cantīnus ‘food-vessel’. Cognate with Dutch ketel, German Keßel, West Frisian tsjettel (English did not follow the Ingvaeonic nasal spirant law in this occasion)
- (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A vessel for boiling a liquid or cooking food, usually metal and equipped with a lid.
- The quantity held by a kettle.
- (UK) A vessel for boiling water for tea; a teakettle.
- Stick the kettle on and we'll have a nice cup of tea.
- A pothole.
- The collective noun for a group of airborne hawks.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A steam locomotive
- (music) A kettledrum.
- (geology) A kettle hole.
In British English, if not specified otherwise, the kettle usually refers to a vessel for boiling the water for tea.
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