heat·​er | \ ˈhē-tər How to pronounce heater (audio) \

Definition of heater

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

Examples of heater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The casual pizza-and-beer place from the Travail team now features a 20- by 30-foot tent, with warmth powered by a natural gas heater for year-round conviviality. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "12 extra-warm patios for fall outdoor dining in the Twin Cities," 14 Oct. 2020 An industrial heater was used to melt ice away from the fan before the makeshift pulley system hauled it out to surface level. Jackie Wattles, CNN, "How investigators found a jet engine under Greenland's ice sheet," 14 Oct. 2020 Once those and other components get a bit dirty with time, Lasko built this heater for easy cleaning with a vacuum. NBC News, "New & Notable: Best new products from Olay, Sephora and more," 5 Oct. 2020 The edit adds thickness, depth and serious vibe to the formerly indie leaning track, turning the song into a steamy deep house heater that would surely get bodies together on the dancefloor, if such a thing were currently possible. Katie Bain, Billboard, "First Spin: The Week's Best New Dance Tracks From Girl Talk, Hudson Mohawke & Tiga, Róisín Murphy & More," 2 Oct. 2020 Try Legacy Heating’s stainless steel heater on wheels for easy mobility, or hang Lava Heat Italia’s chic outdoor heating shade to bring indoor style outside. David Syrek, chicagotribune.com, "Don’t give up on the outdoor season just yet. Here are 8 great ways to make summer last a while longer.," 26 Sep. 2020 There’s no heater, but the inside temperature still can be around 75 even on a cold day. oregonlive, "What you need to know before adding a greenhouse to your garden," 24 Sep. 2020 Rolls-Royce continues to deliberately make its cabins feel closer to the 1920s than the 2020s, with archaic details like mechanical-style rotary heater controls in place of the omnipresent digital climate readouts of every upmarket rival. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost Marks an Opulent Evolution," 23 Sep. 2020 As Postle's heater stretched over months, Stones' broadcast team did its best to turn him into a poker celebrity. Brendan I. Koerner, Wired, "The Cheating Scandal That Ripped the Poker World Apart," 21 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of heater

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Oct 2020

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“Heater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heater. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of heater

: a machine that heats water or air


heat·​er | \ ˈhē-tər How to pronounce heater (audio) \

Kids Definition of heater

: a device for heating

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