oil burner

noun

Definition of oil burner

1 : a burner equipped to vaporize or atomize fuel oil, mix it with air and ignite the mixture, and direct the flame upon the surface to be heated
2 : a ship whose boilers are oil-fired
3 : a gasoline engine that consumes an excessive amount of oil

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First Known Use of oil burner

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Oil burner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20burner. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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