potbellied stove

noun

: a stove with a rounded or bulging body

called also potbelly stove

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Arnolts spent years looking for suitable furnishings, ending up with a potbellied stove, a dry sink and a rope bed topped by an uncomfortable-looking mattress. Jay Jones, chicagotribune.com, 16 Dec. 2021 The house’s big front room has a potbellied stove, a row of filing cabinets, lots of books and magazines and Persian rugs. William Finnegan, The New Yorker, 15 May 2021 The local hardware store is the closest thing modern America has to the general store, that linchpin of city and frontier, with its evocation of paper bags filled with penny candy and the communal checkerboard set up before a potbellied stove. Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of potbellied stove was in 1933

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“Potbellied stove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potbellied%20stove. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

potbellied stove

noun

: a stove with a rounded or bulging body

called also potbelly stove

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