space heater


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 Three times a week, Ms. Drake wakes up, plugs a space heater into a bathroom outlet and turns the shower on full tilt for about 10 minutes. New York Times, "Hot Yoga at Home? Consider the Bathroom," 3 Feb. 2021 When the weather outside is frightful, look toward this infrared heater that can heat up any space with up to 30% less energy than a standard space heater. Popular Science, "These 16 winter gear items are must-haves for the cold weather," 9 Jan. 2021 Van Tuijl’s overall top pick for bedrooms goes to the KopBeau indoor propane space heater. Lauren Levy, NBC News, "Best space heaters and electric heaters, according to experts," 26 Oct. 2020 With winter storms nipping at the heels of the East coast and Midwest, a space heater just might be a must-have purchase this season. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Monday," 29 Dec. 2020 Officials said a space heater that was near a bed apparently ignited the bed and some linens on the bed and then spread. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Townhouse fire in Gaithersburg leaves one man in critical condition," 3 Dec. 2020 The department also advised to keep the space heater on a flat surface and to not connect it to an extension cord. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "Careful with that heater, warns Orange Fire Rescue with increase in fire calls," 2 Dec. 2020 There are a lot of caveats to using a space heater safely. Matt Jancer, Wired, "Gear and Tips to Winter-Proof Your Home and Stay Warm," 3 Jan. 2021 Unlike a space heater, which blows air across a hot electric coil to warm the air, a patio heater projects an infrared beam. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Patio Heaters To Beat The Winter Chill," 31 Dec. 2020

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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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17 Feb 2021

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“Space heater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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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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