Origin of heater
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Examples from the Web for heater
Without waiting for a reply, she removed one of the covers of the heater.The Fat and the Thin
Joe was a boy that did odd jobs about the house, and was familiar with the heater.
The pipes were growing warm, and the heater could safely be left to care for itself.
I've got chains on the rear and a heater in the old coupe, so it shouldn't be so bad.
Feedback will be to a master control servo that'll activate the heater or cooler.Question of Comfort
- any device for supplying heat, such as a hot-air blower, radiator, convector, etc
- US slang a pistol
- electronics a conductor carrying a current that indirectly heats the cathode in some types of valve
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Word Origin and History for heater
c.1500, of persons, agent noun from heat. Of devices, from 1660s. Baseball slang meaning "fastball" is attested by 1985.
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