central heating

  1. a system that supplies heat to an entire building from a single source through ducts or through pipes.

Origin of central heating

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby central heating

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How to use central heating in a sentence

  • This helps to keep the houses dry and warm, and in the larger ones the furnace for the central heating is placed here.

    Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan | Frances Halton Eva Hasell
  • Their roads grew better as their statesmanship grew worse and central heating triumphed as civilization fell.

    Medieval People | Eileen Edna Power

British Dictionary definitions for central heating

central heating

  1. a system for heating the rooms of a building by means of radiators or air vents connected by pipes or ducts to a central source of heat

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