percolator
noun Date: circa 1842 one that percolates; specifically a coffeepot in which boiling water rising through a tube is repeatedly deflected downward through a perforated basket containing ground coffee beans to extract their essence

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Percolator — may refer to: *Coffee percolator, a type of pot used to brew coffee * Percolator, a song by Stereolab from their 1996 album Emperor Tomato Ketchup *Water pipe percolator, a chamber within a water pipe that provides additional smoke water… …   Wikipedia

  • percolator — percolatór s. n., pl. percolatoáre Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  PERCOLATÓR s.n. Aparat în care se face percolarea (1). [< fr. percolateur]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  PERCOLATÓR s. n. 1.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Percolator — Per co*la tor, n. 1. One who, or that which, filters. [Tissues] act as percolators. Henfrey. [1913 Webster] 2. A type of coffee pot in which the heated water is driven by its boiling action up above a porous canister of coffee held above the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • percolator — 1795, agent noun in Latin form from PERCOLATE (Cf. percolate). Slang meaning house party is recorded from 1946 …   Etymology dictionary

  • percolator — ► NOUN ▪ a machine for making coffee, consisting of a pot in which boiling water is circulated through a small chamber that holds the ground beans …   English terms dictionary

  • percolator — [pʉr′kəlāt΄ər] n. 1. a thing that percolates 2. a kind of coffeepot in which the boiling water bubbles up through a tube and filters, through the ground coffee held in a perforated container, back to the bottom of the pot …   English World dictionary

  • Percolator — Einfache Kaffeemaschine für den Haushalt Eine Kaffeemaschine ist ein Gerät zur thermischen Extraktion und Filtration von gemahlenen Kaffeebohnen (Heißextraktion) mit Wasser als Extraktionsmittel. Als Filterelemente werden meist Kaffeefilter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • percolator — UK [ˈpɜː(r)kəˌleɪtə(r)] / US [ˈpɜrkəˌleɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms percolator : singular percolator plural percolators a piece of equipment in which coffee is percolated …   English dictionary

  • percolator — noun /ˈpɜːkəleɪtə,ˈpɝkəleɪtɚ/ A device used to brew coffee by passing boiling water through coffee grounds She heard the percolator bell ring …   Wiktionary

  • percolator — noun Percolator is used after these nouns: ↑coffee …   Collocations dictionary

  • percolator — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)kəleɪtə(r)[/t]] percolators N COUNT A percolator is a piece of equipment for making and serving coffee, in which steam passes through crushed coffee beans …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”