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Kettle and Pot Definitions

Kettle

A metal pot, usually with a lid, for boiling or stewing.

Pot

A round, fairly deep cooking vessel with a handle and often a lid.

Kettle

A teakettle.

Pot

A short round container for storing or serving food
A jam pot.
A mustard pot.

Kettle

(Music) A kettledrum.

Pot

A coffeepot.
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Kettle

(Geology) A depression left in a mass of glacial drift, formed by the melting of an isolated block of glacial ice.

Pot

A teapot.

Kettle

A pothole.

Pot

Such a container and its contents
A pot of stew.
Brewed a pot of coffee.

Kettle

A group of flying raptors, especially when ascending in a rising current of warm air.

Pot

A potful.
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Kettle

To fly on a rising current of warm air. Used of birds
Hawks kettling in the distance.

Pot

A large drinking cup; a tankard.

Kettle

Chiefly British To confine or corral (a group of people) to an enclosed area as a means of crowd control
Police kettled the protestors in a parking lot.

Pot

A drink of liquor contained in such a cup.

Kettle

A vessel for boiling a liquid or cooking food, usually metal and equipped with a lid.
To cook pasta, you first need to put the kettle on.
There's a hot kettle of soup on the stove.

Pot

An artistic or decorative ceramic vessel of any shape.
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Kettle

The quantity held by a kettle.

Pot

A flowerpot.

Kettle

A vessel or appliance used to boil water for the preparation of hot beverages and other foodstuffs.
Stick the kettle on and we'll have a nice cup of tea.

Pot

Something, such as a chimney pot or chamber pot, that resembles a round cooking vessel in appearance or function.

Kettle

(geology) A kettle hole, sometimes any pothole.

Pot

A trap for eels, other fish, or crustaceans, typically consisting of a wicker or wire basket or cage.

Kettle

A group of raptors riding a thermal, especially when migrating.
A kettle of hawks

Pot

The total amount staked by all the players in one hand in cards.

Kettle

A steam locomotive

Pot

The area on a card table where stakes are placed.

Kettle

(musical instruments) A kettledrum.

Pot

A shot in billiards or related games intended to send a ball into a pocket.

Kettle

An instance of kettling; a group of protesters or rioters confined in a limited area.

Pot

(Informal) A common fund to which members of a group contribute.

Kettle

To contain demonstrators in a confined area.

Pot

Often pots Informal A large amount
Lost a pot of cash in the stock market crash.
Made pots of money on their investment.

Kettle

(intransitive) Of a boiler: to make a whistling sound like the boiling of a kettle, indicative of various types of fault.

Pot

(Informal) A potshot.

Kettle

A metallic vessel, with a wide mouth, often without a cover, used for heating and boiling water or other liguids.

Pot

(Informal) A potbelly.

Kettle

A metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid

Pot

(Informal) A potty or toilet.

Kettle

The quantity a kettle will hold

Pot

Marijuana.

Kettle

(geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits

Pot

See potentiometer.

Kettle

A large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it

Pot

To place or plant in a pot
Pot a geranium.

Pot

To preserve (food) in a pot.

Pot

To cook in a pot.

Pot

To shoot (game) for food rather than for sport.

Pot

(Informal) To shoot with a potshot.

Pot

(Informal) To win or capture; bag.

Pot

(Games) To hit (a ball) into a pocket.

Pot

(Informal) To take a potshot.

Pot

To make or shape objects from clay, as on a potter's wheel.

Pot

A flat-bottomed vessel (usually metal) used for cooking food.

Pot

Various similar open-topped vessels, particularly

Pot

A vessel (usually earthenware) used with a seal for storing food, such as a honeypot.

Pot

A vessel used for brewing or serving drinks: a coffeepot or teapot.

Pot

A vessel used to hold soil for growing plants, particularly flowers: a flowerpot.

Pot

A vessel used for urination and defecation: a chamber pot; a toilet; the lavatory.
Shit or get off the pot.

Pot

A crucible: a melting pot.

Pot

A pot-shaped trap used for catching lobsters or other seafood: a lobster pot.

Pot

A pot-shaped metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney: a chimney pot.

Pot

A perforated cask for draining sugar.

Pot

(obsolete) An earthen or pewter cup or mug used for drinking liquor.

Pot

A glass of beer in Australia whose size varies regionally but is typically around 10 fl oz (285 mL).

Pot

Pothole, sinkhole, vertical cave.

Pot

A shallow hole used in certain games played with marbles. The marbles placed in it are called potsies.

Pot

Ruin or deterioration.
After his arrest, his prospects went to pot.

Pot

(historical) Any of various traditional units of volume notionally based on the capacity of a pot.

Pot

(historical) An iron hat with a broad brim worn as a helmet.

Pot

(rail transport) A pot-shaped non-conducting (usually ceramic) stand that supports an electrified rail while insulating it from the ground.

Pot

The money available to be won in a hand of poker or a round of other games of chance; (figuratively) any sum of money being used as an enticement.
No one's interested. You need to sweeten the pot.

Pot

A favorite: a heavily-backed horse.

Pot

(slang) potbelly: a pot-shaped belly, a paunch.

Pot

(slang) potshot: a haphazard shot; an easy or cheap shot.

Pot

A plaster cast.

Pot

(historical) nodot=a: a former size of paper, 12.5 × 15 inches.

Pot

Marijuana.

Pot

A simple electromechanical device used to control resistance or voltage (often to adjust sound volume) in an electronic device by rotating or sliding when manipulated by a human thumb, screwdriver, etc.

Pot

(RPG) potion

Pot

To put (something) into a pot.
To pot a plant

Pot

To preserve by bottling or canning.
Potted meat

Pot

To cause a ball to fall into a pocket.

Pot

To be capable of being potted.
The black ball doesn't pot; the red is in the way.

Pot

(transitive) To shoot with a firearm.

Pot

To take a pot shot, or haphazard shot, with a firearm.

Pot

To secure; gain; win; bag.

Pot

(British) To send someone to gaol, expeditiously.

Pot

To tipple; to drink.

Pot

(transitive) To drain (e.g. sugar of the molasses) in a perforated cask.

Pot

To seat a person, usually a young child, on a potty or toilet, typically during toilet teaching.

Pot

To apply a plaster cast to a broken limb.

Pot

To catch (a fish, eel, etc) via a pot.

Pot

To score (a drop goal).

Pot

To fade volume in or out by means of a potentiometer.

Pot

A metallic or earthen vessel, appropriated to any of a great variety of uses, as for boiling meat or vegetables, for holding liquids, for plants, etc.; as, a quart pot; a flower pot; a bean pot.

Pot

An earthen or pewter cup for liquors; a mug.

Pot

The quantity contained in a pot; a potful; as, a pot of ale.

Pot

A metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney; a chimney pot.

Pot

A crucible; as, a graphite pot; a melting pot.

Pot

A wicker vessel for catching fish, eels, etc.

Pot

A perforated cask for draining sugar.

Pot

A size of paper. See Pott.

Pot

Marijuana.

Pot

The total of the bets at stake at one time, as in racing or card playing; the pool;

Pot

A plain defensive headpiece; later, and perhaps in a jocose sense, any helmet; - called also pot helmet.

Pot

The total of the bets at one time; the pool.

Pot

To place or inclose in pots

Pot

To shoot for the pot, i.e., cooking; to secure or hit by a pot shot; to shoot when no special skill is needed.
When hunted, it [the jaguar] takes refuge in trees, and this habit is well known to hunters, who pursue it with dogs and pot it when treed.

Pot

To secure; gain; win; bag.

Pot

To tipple; to drink.
It is less labor to plow than to pot it.

Pot

To take a pot shot or shots, as at game or an enemy.

Pot

Metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid

Pot

A plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

Pot

The quantity contained in a pot

Pot

A container in which plants are cultivated

Pot

(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;
A batch of letters
A deal of trouble
A lot of money
He made a mint on the stock market
It must have cost plenty

Pot

The cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)

Pot

Slang terms for a paunch

Pot

A resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets

Pot

Street names for marijuana

Pot

Plant in a pot;
He potted the palm

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