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Meaning of KILN

Pronunciation:  kil

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a large oven for firing or burning or drying such things as porcelain or bricks

KILN is a 4 letter word that starts with K.


 See Also: brickkiln, dry kiln, limekiln, muffle, oast, oven



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Kiln\, n. [OE. kilne, kulne, AS. cyln, cylen; akin to
Icel. kylna; prob. from the same source as coal. See {Coal}.]
1. A large stove or oven; a furnace of brick or stone, or a
   heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, or
   drying anything; as, a kiln for baking or hardening
   earthen vessels; a kiln for drying grain, meal, lumber,
   etc.; a kiln for calcining limestone.

2. A furnace for burning bricks; a brickkiln.

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