space heater


Definition of space heater

: a usually portable appliance for heating a relatively small area

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The weather is getting colder, and people are pulling out their space heaters. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "This Why You Should NEVER Plug Space Heaters Into Power Strips," 29 Nov. 2017 Inside the worksite, ferns and space heaters were staged around drilling equipment as guests enjoyed cocktails and food. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "Inside Elon Musk’s Tunnel to Alleviate ‘Soul-Destroying’ Traffic," 19 Dec. 2018 An early investigation indicated a space heater in the son's bedroom is the likely culprit. Meagan Flynn, Houston Chronicle, "Fires damage homes in Galena Park, Northshore," 15 Jan. 2018 That's why many people invest in space heaters for the chilliest nights of the year. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "Why You Should Never Use an Extension Cord With a Space Heater," 14 Feb. 2017 An elderly man lost much of his home Monday morning in a fire believed to be caused by a space heater, Houston firefighters said. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Space heater catches fire at elderly man's home in SE Houston," 16 Apr. 2018 Authorities in Boise, Idaho, have released the identity of the toddler who died in an April 10 car fire police say was sparked by a portable space heater, PEOPLE learns. Chris Harris,, "4-Year-Old Dies in Car Fire Ignited by Space Heater — and Her Parents Face Charges," 24 May 2018 Hotplates for cooking and space heaters for warmth will be distributed to thousands of Massachusetts residents left without natural gas following a series of explosions and fires. Fox News, "Homes affected by Boston-area gas explosions to get hot plates, heaters," 21 Sep. 2018 Additional options include a space heater, shower system, and external gear racks. Megan Barber, Curbed, "DIY camper van: 5 affordable conversion kits you can buy now," 1 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of space heater

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of space heater was in 1913

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English Language Learners Definition of space heater

US : a small device that is used for heating a room

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