cook·​stove | \ ˈku̇k-ˌstōv How to pronounce cookstove (audio) \

Definition of cookstove

: a stove for cooking

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Examples of cookstove in a Sentence

a small cookstove that would be appropriate for an apartment
Recent Examples on the Web Bring a cookstove, as no fires are allowed along the ridgeline. Neil Norman, Outside Online, 12 Aug. 2020 Now back in Seattle, the energetic 76-year-old biologist is ordering a new cookstove and other necessities to stock his plywood refuge on Cooper Island. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Apr. 2022 The breakfast is cooked on a broad Queen Atlantic cookstove fueled by oak and poplar. Beth Thames |, al, 7 Apr. 2021 Seals spent over a decade working on clean cookstove programs in the developing world, where pollution from reliance on burning wood, coal, and dung for cooking kills 3.8 million people each year. Jonathan Mingle, Quartz, 4 Dec. 2020 Projects often involve planting trees, preventing deforestation, installing solar panels or handing out cleaner-burning cookstoves. Maxine Joselow, Scientific American, 16 Mar. 2020 The idea is to reduce net global emissions by bolstering charities that promote initiatives like preserving and planing forests or supplying clean cookstoves to families. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Jan. 2020 In small kitchen huts, customers light a special stove and insert the briquette—an eco-friendly solution to the demand for wood to fuel cookstoves. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, 17 June 2019 Four of the six people living here are in their tents now, next to their cookstoves, two by two, warming up and preparing their suppers. Barry Lopez, Harper's magazine, 10 Jan. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of cookstove

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Cookstove.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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