cook·​stove ˈku̇k-ˌstōv How to pronounce cookstove (audio)
: a stove for cooking

Examples of cookstove in a Sentence

a small cookstove that would be appropriate for an apartment
Recent Examples on the Web The panel also discussed a new CGI commitment to create a global market for clean cookstoves by the U.S. State Department, the U.N. Foundation, the World Food Program, Royal Dutch Shell, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other public and private partners. Sheril Kirshenbaum, Discover Magazine, 27 Sep. 2010 And when the same space is used for cooking, living and sleeping, the entire family is exposed to cookstove fumes. Jyoti Madhusoodanan, Scientific American, 19 Sep. 2023 Globally, the problem of faulty equipment and lack of maintenance plagues many rural initiatives, including efforts to replace polluting indoor cookstoves with cleaner or electric models. IEEE Spectrum, 4 Aug. 2020 That alliance, backed by the United Nations Foundation and dozens of governments, corporations, and foundations, has helped local groups distribute some 80 million cookstoves around the world since 2010. IEEE Spectrum, 4 June 2018 Every homeowner in America can now take advantage of financial incentives as part of the Inflation Reduction Act for things like heat pumps or electric cookstoves that reduce both emissions and electric bills. Stephanie Roe, Scientific American, 23 Mar. 2023 Amenities include a chemical toilet, water filter, food, cookstove, heater, and sleeping space for six. Arnie Cooper, Discover Magazine, 21 July 2011 Emissions-avoidance offsets include clean cookstove projects, investment in renewable energy, and forestry protection. Michelle You, WIRED, 20 Dec. 2022 This burns cleaner, creating 90 percent less pollution than an open fire and 70 percent less than a traditional cookstove. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 3 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cookstove was in 1820

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“Cookstove.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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cook·​stove -ˌstōv How to pronounce cookstove (audio)
: a stove for cooking
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