From Middle English kilne, from Old English cylene or cyline (“large oven”), from Latin culina (“kitchen, kitchen stove”), introduced by the Romans to England in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.
kiln (plural kilns)
- 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, or smelting ores.
oven, furnace or heated chamber
- Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.
- To bake in a kiln.
- When making pottery we need to allow the bisque to dry before we kiln it.