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bottled gas

noun
1.
gas stored in portable cylinders under pressure.
Origin of bottled gas
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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  • bottled gas furnished fuel for the kitchen range and there was a hot water heater.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • The oxygen would grow thinner and thinner, once our supplies of bottled gas ran out.

    Let'em Breathe Space Lester del Rey
  • Here the country dweller has a choice of bottled gas, electricity, or oil as fuels.

    If You're Going to Live in the Country Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
British Dictionary definitions for bottled gas

bottled gas

noun
1.
butane or propane gas liquefied under pressure in portable containers and used in camping stoves, blowtorches, etc
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