heater

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun a device for producing heat

Cars & Driving

Construction

  • A general term including stoves, appliances, and other heat-producing units.
  • A person who heats something, such as a steelworker who heats rivets on a small forge before passing them to the sticker.

Electronics

  • A component, device, apparatus, piece of equipment, or system which serves to provide heat.
  • A resistor utilized as a source of heat, through the conversion of electrical energy.
  • An element which supplies heat to a heater-type cathode.

Slang

  • noun a handgun. A pre-World War II term which was appropriated by writers of crime fiction.
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