Franklin stove


: a metal heating stove resembling an open fireplace but designed to be set out in a room

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Illustration of franklin stove

Word History


Benjamin Franklin, its inventor

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Franklin stove was in 1776

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“Franklin stove.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Franklin stove

Frank·​lin stove
: a metal heating stove that looks like a fireplace when its doors are open and is made to be set out in a room

named for Benjamin Franklin 1706–1790 American inventor

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