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 The breakfast is cooked on a broad Queen Atlantic cookstove fueled by oak and poplar. Beth Thames |, al, "First post-vaccine vacation harkens a simpler time," 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, "Why experts are sounding the alarm about the hidden dangers of gas stoves," 4 Dec. 2020 Projects often involve planting trees, preventing deforestation, installing solar panels or handing out cleaner-burning cookstoves. Maxine Joselow, Scientific American, "U.N. Unveils New Rules for Aviation Carbon Offsets," 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, "JetBlue Is the First U.S. Airline to Offset Emissions From All Domestic Flights," 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, "In Uganda, a unique urban experiment is under way," 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, "Polar Light," 10 Jan. 2019 The people who have upgraded their cookstoves and heating appliances to cleaner-burning fuels have done so in areas where the switch was relatively easy to make. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "In China, replacing coal and biomass stoves has saved lives," 21 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of cookstove

1820, in the meaning defined above

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15 Apr 2021

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“Cookstove.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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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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