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vacuum bottle

a bottle or flask having a vacuum liner that prevents the escape of heat from hot contents, usually liquids, or the entrance of heat into cold contents; thermos.
Origin of vacuum bottle
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They ate their luncheon there together, he serving her with hot coffee from the vacuum bottle, she plying him with sandwiches.

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    Robert W. Chambers
  • Usually the hot water in the vacuum bottle, when added to the milk, will make the feeding the right temperature for the baby.

    If Your Baby Must Travel in Wartime United States Department of Labor, Children's Bureau
  • A vacuum bottle or fireless cooker is convenient for keeping the temperature even.

    Major Prophets of To-Day Edwin E. Slosson
  • "I wish I had brought along that vacuum bottle of hot chocolate, as I intended," murmured Grace, reflectively.

  • Arthur found a vacuum bottle, and a big gallon bottle of mineral water.

    The Belgians to the Front

    Colonel James Fiske
  • Then he dropped the vacuum bottle where the officer must find it when he recovered consciousness.

    The Belgians to the Front

    Colonel James Fiske
  • Candy always makes me thirsty, and I didnt bring the vacuum bottle.

  • She opened the two boxes they had brought and set the vacuum bottle of hot cocoa on the bench.

  • The fisherman's vase is turned to a vacuum bottle, warranted to keep any genie boiling or frozen for forty-eight hours.

  • I filled it with cold chocolate—it's a vacuum bottle, you know—and will keep its contents cold a long time.

vacuum bottle in Science
vacuum bottle  
A container with a double wall and a partial vacuum in the space between the two walls. Vacuum bottles are used to minimize the transfer of heat between the inside and the outside and thus keep the contents at a desired temperature.
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