con·​vec·​tor kən-ˈvek-tər How to pronounce convector (audio)
: a heating unit in which air heated by contact with a heating device (such as a radiator or a tube with fins) in a casing circulates by convection

Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of convector was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Convector.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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