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baseburner

or base burn·er, base-burn·er

[ beys-bur-ner ]
/ ˈbeɪsˌbɜr nər /
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noun
a stove or furnace with a self-acting fuel hopper over the fire chamber.
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Origin of baseburner

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; base1 + burner
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British Dictionary definitions for baseburner

baseburner
/ (ˈbeɪsˌbɜːnə) /

noun
US a stove into which coal is automatically fed from a hopper above the fire chamber
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