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water heater

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noun
  1. a household appliance consisting of a gas or electric heating unit under a tank in which water is heated and stored.

Origin of water heater

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples

  • The stand-pipe at the same time, being open to the air at the top, formed a safety-valve to the water-heater.

    The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer

    Isambard Brunel

  • Inferior coal, parsimoniously stoked, took the water-heater a long time to get going.

    Paris Vistas

    Helen Davenport Gibbons

  • In my apartment-house (and it was the same all over Paris because of the new law) the water-heater was having a good rest.

    Paris Vistas

    Helen Davenport Gibbons

  • “The man who put in the summer water-heater called the little light that burns all the time in that, a ‘pilot,’” said Ethel Blue.