[ bur-ner ]
/ ˈbɜr nər /


a person or thing that burns.
that part of a gas fixture, lamp, etc., from which flame issues or in which it is produced.
any apparatus or receptacle in which fuel or refuse is burned.
Informal. burner phone.


temporary or disposable, often used to remain anonymous: burner email accounts;a burner digital identity.


Origin of burner

First recorded in 1350–1400, burner is from the Middle English word brenner. See burn1, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for burner


/ (ˈbɜːnə) /


the part of a stove, lamp, etc, that produces flame or heat
an apparatus for burning something, as fuel or refusean oil burner
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