baseburner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

base +‎ burner

Noun[edit]

baseburner (plural baseburners)

  1. A type of stove that automatically re-adds coal, when needed, to the base using a hopper.
    • 1918, Fannie Hurst, Gaslight Sonatas[1]:
      A nickelplated warrior gleamed from the top of a baseburner that showed pink through its mica doors.