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 The space was warm—Svitlana kept a woodstove going—and had a thick-walled central room with no windows. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 1 Aug. 2022 The 2005 home has chestnut-wood floors, a living room with a Finnish tulikivi woodstove, an eat-in kitchen with soapstone sinks and counters, and living and dining rooms with glass doors to covered porches. The Week Staff, The Week, 7 Aug. 2022 The room is crowded—firewood and tools jumbled by a woodstove, cardboard boxes, cases of soda and seltzer. Michael Forster Rothbart, Scientific American, 10 June 2022 Highly concentrated sources of warmth—from propping them up on an air vent or near a woodstove—can also break down durable water-repellent (DWR) membranes in both synthetic and leather gloves. Amelia Arvesen, Outside Online, 21 Mar. 2020 Quieter pursuits include curling up by a warm woodstove, to read or journal, or taking time to indulge in massage therapy. Sandra Macgregor, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 Create an unexpected design moment in your space by adding a tile area rug to the floor just around a free-standing fireplace or woodstove. Sunset Magazine, 15 Feb. 2022 Although, based on their various states of repose around a woodstove, our six English setters and two Labradors give the impression that a day off is not too much of an imposition. Christine Cunningham, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Nov. 2021 Be safe when using space heaters, fireplaces, and a woodstove to heat your home. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of woodstove

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 26 Sep. 2022.

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