Origin of heater
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Examples from the Web for reheater
Section C-D shows the fan and gives a section through the reheater.
All the piping, including that under the floor, and the reheater D, are covered with hair-felt and well insulated.
The guarantee includes all of the steam used by the engine or by the jackets or reheater.The New York Subway</p>
- 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 reheater
c.1500, of persons, agent noun from heat. Of devices, from 1660s. Baseball slang meaning "fastball" is attested by 1985.
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