wood·​stove | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌstōv How to pronounce woodstove (audio) \

Definition of woodstove

: a stove that uses wood for fuel

Examples of woodstove in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Nation Bluff, a ranger had left a crumple of newspaper and dry kindling inside the woodstove. Anchorage Daily News, "A winter journey along the Yukon River," 23 Feb. 2020 Be sure to pop into one of the four warming huts along the route to thaw out by a woodstove. Outside Online, "Québec’s Outaouais Is Loaded with Winter Adventure," 2 Oct. 2019 After Gary had gotten a fire roaring in the squat woodstove (assisted, of course, by Harper), the hut warmed up, and our candles gave it a cozy glow. Longreads, "Tramp Like Us," 18 Sep. 2019 Stroll the grounds or enjoy a wagon ride, and take home some tips for cooking on a farmhouse woodstove. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Septemberfest, Oktoberfest, and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 15 Sep. 2019 The upper level of the home features a family room addition, accessed through French doors, with skylights and a gas woodstove. Rachel Lebeaux, BostonGlobe.com, "For sale: Raised ranches in Framingham and Natick," 13 Apr. 2018 Inside, a woodstove glows in the dim light, and a couple lounges on benches, absorbed in their books as the late afternoon light slants through the windows. Daniel Otis, Sunset, "Awe-Inspiring Canadian Rockies Camping Adventure," 22 Jan. 2018 The building lost power for a time on Thursday, and employees used the woodstove for heat during the outage, but the workers noticed no issues after electricity was restored, officials said. Jeremy C. Fox, BostonGlobe.com, "State owned building serving Quabbin Reservoir area burns down," 6 Apr. 2018 The woodstove, set into a corner of the room, has a backdrop of stones the size of cantaloupes set halfway up the walls. Joan Walden, courant.com, "Property of the Week: 5 Ridgewood Rd., Burlington," 1 June 2017

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Woodstove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodstove. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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