- the tip, jet, or nozzle from which gas issues, as on a stove.
- a stove or the like that burns gas as a fuel.
Origin of gas burner
First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for gas burner
The flame from a gas-burner will answer as well as the spirit-lamp.
The first gas-burner was a very simple and unpretentious contrivance.Gas Burners
I struck a wax match and touched it to the gas-burner overhead.In Search of the Unknown
Robert W. Chambers
Bentham gazed meditatively at the round black mark of the gas-burner where it darkened the ceiling.The Sorrows of Satan
The gas-burner first employed by Murdock received the name "cockspur" from the shape of the flame.Artificial Light
- Also called: gas jet a jet or nozzle from which a combustible gas issues in order to form a stable flame
- an assembly of such jets or nozzles, used esp in cooking
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