Franklin stove


noun

a cast-iron stove having the general form of a fireplace with enclosed top, bottom, side, and back, the front being completely open or able to be closed by doors.
any of various fireplaces having a cast-iron top, back, and sides, with some provision for circulating air behind them in order to provide heat.

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Origin of Franklin stove

1780–90, Americanism; named after Benjamin Franklin, who designed it
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Example sentences from the Web for Franklin stove

  • Annie went into her father's study, where she had lit the fire in the Franklin-stove on her way to breakfast.

    Annie Kilburn|William Dean Howells