space heater


: a usually portable appliance for heating a relatively small area

Examples of space heater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This space heater looks more like a work of art than a space heater, and will instantly add a touch of charm to your décor. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 18 Oct. 2023 In many late-night gaming sessions in the depths of winter in a leaky old Boston brownstone, the Dell doubled as a space heater. Clifford Atiyeh, Robb Report, 13 Nov. 2023 Cooking appliances, candles, and space heaters should always be supervised when in use, officials said. Talia Lissauer,, 21 Aug. 2023 Our favorite thing about this space heater is its portability. Katie Begley, Peoplemag, 24 Oct. 2023 Note: Don't ever plug a space heater into a power strip, extension cord, or surge protector. Matt Jancer, WIRED, 15 Oct. 2023 Cottages have electric lighting and a space heater, just in case, and a porch with wooden rocking chairs. Seward Hospitality, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Aug. 2023 The county has provided more than 100 space heaters to families living across Dallas County so far this winter, said Christian Grisales, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokesman. Dallas News, 17 Feb. 2023 With no money to buy a space heater, my wife and I and the cat would crawl under the futons once the sun set, literally clinging to each other to keep warm. Haruki Murakami, The New Yorker, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of space heater was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Space heater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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space heater

: an usually portable device for heating a small area
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