Trombe wall

\ ˈtrȯmb- How to pronounce Trombe wall (audio) , ˈträmb-, ˈtrōⁿb- How to pronounce Trombe wall (audio) \

Definition of Trombe wall

: a masonry wall that is usually separated from the outdoors by a glass wall and is designed to absorb solar heat and release it into the interior of a building

First Known Use of Trombe wall

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Trombe wall

Félix Trombe †1985 French designer

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“Trombe wall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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