cookstove

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Etymology[edit]

cook +‎ stove

Noun[edit]

cookstove (plural cookstoves)

  1. A stove used for cooking, especially a primitive kind heated by burning wood, charcoal, dung, etc.
    • 1943, Sinclair Lewis, Gideon Planish, London: Jonathan Cape, Chapter VI, p. 53
      Teckla's father, the banker and trustee, owned a one-room cottage with a cook-stove and a two-story bunk, six miles out of town, on Lake Elizabeth, to be reached by a sandy trail, on foot or with horse and buggy.
    • 1961, Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy, New York: Signet, Chapter Five, p. 294,
      The manners of the people were execrable: they ate in the streets, even the well-dressed wives emerging from bakery shops to walk along munching on fresh sugar rolls, chewing pieces of hot tripe and other specialties from the vendors' carts and street cookstoves, consuming dinner piecemeal in public.
    • 2009 January 27, Henry Fountain, “Study Pinpoints the Main Source of Asia’s Brown Cloud”, in New York Times[1]:
      The findings suggest that controls on agricultural burning and improvements in cookstove technology to allow for more complete combustion could make as much of a difference, if not more, in lightening the skies over South Asia as efforts to restrict cars or build cleaner-burning power plants.

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