kiln

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English[edit]

Myrtleford, Victoria, Australia: historic tobacco kiln

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English kilne, from Old English cylene or cyline ‎(large oven), from Latin culīna ‎(kitchen, kitchen stove), introduced by the Romans to England in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.

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kiln ‎(plural kilns)

  1. An oven or furnace or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, calcining or drying anything; for example, firing ceramics, curing or preserving tobacco.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, Internal Combustion[1]:
      One typical Grecian kiln engorged one thousand muleloads of juniper wood in a single burn. Fifty such kilns would devour six thousand metric tons of trees and brush annually.

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kiln ‎(third-person singular simple present kilns, present participle kilning, simple past and past participle kilned)

  1. To bake in a kiln.
    When making pottery we need to allow the bisque to dry before we kiln it.