heat·er | \ˈhē-tər \

Definition of heater 

1 : one that heats especially : a device that imparts heat or holds something to be heated

2 : fastball

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Morton kept batters looking and chasing with a combination of high heaters and disappearing curveballs. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "Charlie Morton leads Astros to win over Blue Jays," 26 June 2018 The Yale researchers collected brains from 200 pigs at a local slaughterhouse and rushed them back to their lab, where the organs were kept medically active (though not conscious) by a system of pumps, heaters and oxygen-carrying fluid. NBC News, "'Brain in a bucket' study spurs medical, ethical debates," 16 May 2018 And the designer found space on the slim floor-shift console for the shifter and a manual parking brake lever — with buttons for the drive modes, the AWD switch to lock the differential, seat heaters and the switch for hill-descent control. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Hyundai Kona: A big deal in a small space," 20 Apr. 2018 Investigators found numerous marijuana plants as well as heaters and fertilizer at the site. Christopher Mele, New York Times, "2 Plead Guilty to Manslaughter in Gas Explosion That Killed a Fire Chief," 13 July 2018 Many restaurants and bars have portable heaters for their patios, so chilly isn't a worry, really. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Patio dining and airy spaces in Milwaukee for when the weather is less than stellar," 18 June 2018 Customers should stop using the heaters and contact Vornado for a full refund or replacement. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "The 350,000 space heaters recalled might burn a room instead of just heating it | Miami Herald," 4 Apr. 2018 Most hot water heaters only take about a half hour to heat up the water to normal temperature. Melissa Rolland, courant.com, "Homeowner Vacation To-Do List," 9 July 2018 In the spring Schmidt and some high school buddies or one of his sons usually open up the cottage, putting in the dock, turning on water, filling the hot water heater, switching on electricity, raking leaves and putting in the boat and Jet Skis. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cabin life up north is a summer generational ritual in Wisconsin," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of heater

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of heater

: a machine that heats water or air


heat·er | \ˈhē-tər \

Kids Definition of heater

: a device for heating

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