cook·​stove | \ ˈku̇k-ˌstōv \

Definition of cookstove

: a stove for cooking

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Synonyms for cookstove


cooker, range

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Examples of cookstove in a Sentence

a small cookstove that would be appropriate for an apartment

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Although most of the household particulate pollution reduction seen in China was a result of a cookstove technology shift, the paper also studied the effects of substituting out coal and biomass in home heating. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "In China, replacing coal and biomass stoves has saved lives," 21 Nov. 2018 Ninety percent of that decrease came from changes in cookstove and heating technology. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "In China, replacing coal and biomass stoves has saved lives," 21 Nov. 2018 The alliance pledged to help engineer the distribution of 100 million cookstoves, small-scale appliances designed to cut fuel use and toxic emissions in impoverished households worldwide by 2020. Sara Morrison, USA TODAY, "In developing world, an expensive push to reduce cooking fire deaths falls short," 13 July 2018 Even better cookstoves may not do much to improve health. The Economist, "Household smoke may be the world’s deadliest environmental hazard," 5 Apr. 2018 Black carbon like that from dirty cookstoves is thought to be the third most important cause of climate change after carbon dioxide and methane. The Economist, "Household smoke may be the world’s deadliest environmental hazard," 5 Apr. 2018 Grandma was cooking with kerosene on that cookstove on Dec. 18, 1949, when a gust of wind exploded through that wood house at 603 W. Farrall and blew the fiery oil all over the walls. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "The Christmas Gregg Doyel learned the truth about his Grandma," 20 Dec. 2017 Prepare an 1860s breakfast working at the open hearth or cookstove. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Food and drink events," 10 Oct. 2017 Two of the awards the EPA's leadership rescinded - $1.1 million to the U.N. Foundation and a nearly $148,000 award to thenonprofit organization Winrock International - supported the deployment of clean cookstoves in the developing world. Juliet Eilperin,, "Ex-Trump campaign aide with little environmental policy experience makes final call on EPA’s grants," 4 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of cookstove

1824, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cookstove

US : a usually old-fashioned stove that burns wood and can be used for cooking also : a small stove that is used to cook food outdoors

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