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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Kiln \Kiln\ (k[i^]ln or k[i^]l), 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A furnace for burning bricks; a brickkiln. [1913 Webster]