space heater

noun

Definition of space heater

: a usually portable appliance for heating a relatively small area

Examples of space heater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fire was caused by a space heater and quickly filled the 19-story building with smoke. New York Times, 24 Apr. 2022 Data shows that Bronx residents submitted complaints about lack of heat (a space heater started the blaze), lack of ventilation, and poor sanitary conditions. Katie Herchenroeder, The New Republic, 5 Apr. 2022 The Bronx fire started when a space heater malfunctioned in a third-floor duplex, city officials have said. Kiely Westhoff And Alaa Elassar, CNN, 20 Mar. 2022 The fire was sparked in a duplex unit on the second and third floors when a space heater malfunctioned and lit, Nigro said. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2022 Federal safety regulators have opened an investigation into whether a defective space heater was to blame for a fire in the Bronx on Sunday that killed at least 19 people. Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2022 An open door to an apartment unit where a space heater caught fire allowed the smoke to spread throughout all floors of a 19-story building in New York City on Sunday, Mayor Eric Adams told ABC News. Morgan Winsor, ABC News, 10 Jan. 2022 This space heater is one of the most popular on Amazon, earning over 22,000 five-star ratings. Amy Schulman, PEOPLE.com, 22 Nov. 2021 This ceramic tower space heater sits just under two feet and produces 1,500 watts of heat power. Erin Johnson, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of space heater

1913, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

12 May 2022

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“Space heater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/space%20heater. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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