- a small, portable stove.
Origin of chauffer
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My chauffer cranked up the car and I took my place at the wheel.
Chauffer, chaw′fėr, n. a metal box for holding fire, a portable furnace or stove.
The combustion tube with its charge is next placed in a furnace or chauffer of thin sheet iron (see middle figure above).Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
The officer sat up beside the chauffer, Clayton slinging it into him every foot of the way to the station.
Clayton and Alfred were liberated, loaded into an auto, the chauffer ordered to drive slowly to the Work House.
- a small portable heater or stove
C19: from French chauffoir, from chauffer to heat
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Word Origin and History for chauffer
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