jamb stove


Definition of jamb stove

: a stove used in the U.S. in the middle of the 18th century made of five cast-iron plates forming a box and built into a fireplace wall so that the front opens into the fireplace to receive live coals and the back warms an adjoining room

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“Jamb stove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jamb%20stove. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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