potbellied stove


Definition of potbellied stove

: a stove with a rounded or bulging body

called also potbelly stove

Examples of potbellied stove in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of potbellied stove

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Potbellied stove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potbellied%20stove. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of potbellied stove

: a stove with a large, rounded body

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