Definition of burner
1 : one that burns: such asa : the part of a fuel-burning or heat-producing device (such as a furnace or stove) where the flame or heat is producedb : a device for recording data on an optical disk
2 : an athlete who possesses great speed
Examples of burner in a Sentence
The burner on the furnace isn't working.
The computer comes equipped with a CD burner.
Recent Examples of burner from the Web
After the Obamacare-repeal legislation fails due to the perfidy of the RINOs, McConnell can turn to tax and budget legislation and let the health-care mess simmer on a back burner until pressure mounts for a bipartisan fix of Obamacare.
Cookware manufacturer Hestan has a new take on this with the home-chef friendly Cue, a 1600-watt induction burner that looks like a miniaturized Roomba.
If she hasn’t seen him since then, but seems to understand the significance of this phrase, what dark deeds have been cooking on the back burner all these years?
The issue of North Korea will be on the front burner at the G20 meeting in Germany this week, but the new Russia-China alliance puts the U.S. in a box and divides the Security Council on next steps to rein in the rogue regime.
Whitman initially put ideas about a hockey program on a back burner when he was approached by Snee.
Sens. Rob Portman (Ohio) and Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.) at one point had requested $45 billion over the course of a decade to keep the battle against opioids on the nation’s front burner.
Walters was found guilty of 10 counts of fraud and conspiracy after a trial that featured testimony about Mickelson and billionaire investor Carl Icahn, gambling debts, stock tips delivered on burner phones and charity money used for prostitutes.
Prepare a grill for medium, indirect heat (for a gas grill, leave one or two burners off; for a charcoal grill, bank coals on one side of grill).
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First Known Use of burner
BURNER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of burner for English Language Learners
: the part of a furnace, stove, etc., where the flame or heat is produced
: a device that burns something : a device in which something is burned
computers : a device that is used to record information or music on a CD or DVD
BURNER Defined for Kids
Definition of burner for Students
: the part of a stove or furnace where the flame or heat is produced
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