heater

noun

heat·​er ˈhē-tər How to pronounce heater (audio)
1
: one that heats
especially : a device that imparts heat or holds something to be heated
2

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of buying an ordinary space heater that will probably end up being an eyesore, consider an electric fireplace heater. Carly Kulzer, Peoplemag, 17 Jan. 2023 Two smaller diesel hydronic heaters keep the coolant as toasty as the truck's Traeger smoker, acting as an engine-block heater between ignition cycles. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 8 Jan. 2023 Convection: In a convection heater, electricity is used to heat up an element inside the unit, and a fan then pushes heat into the room. Camryn Rabideau, Peoplemag, 8 Dec. 2022 Kalai and Christine Balutski of Pinebluff sat under a heater Monday morning drinking warm beverages at the Red’s Corner food truck lot in Southern Pines. Hannah Schoenbaum, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Dec. 2022 The tiny homes themselves come equipped with a bed, sleeping bag, pillows, a footlocker, towels, lighting, electronics charging station, and a heater. oregonlive, 20 Nov. 2022 The large-area heat array inside this USB-chargeable outdoor-specific butt heater folds down to the size of a file folder when not in use. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 10 Nov. 2022 Reliever José Alvarado plunked Yordan Alvarez with his first pitch, forcing in a run, and then Bregman lined a 100 mph heater the other way for a two-run double. Ben Walker, Chicago Tribune, 3 Nov. 2022 José Alvarado plunked Yordan Alvarez with his first pitch, forcing in a run, and then Bregman lined a 100 mph heater the other way for a two-run double. Ben Walker, ajc, 3 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of heater was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Heater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heater. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

heater

noun
heat·​er ˈhēt-ər How to pronounce heater (audio)
: a device that heats or holds something to be heated

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