gas log


noun

a gas burner in a fireplace, made to resemble a log.

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Origin of gas log

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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Example sentences from the Web for gas log

  • Isaac Dorn was sitting in a chair beside the gas-log fire in his son's apartment.

    Erik Dorn|Ben Hecht
  • The gas-log was not turned on, it would have been too hot, and anyhow—a gas-log!

    The Jonathan Papers|Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
  • Why, Lil Pendleton wears a lace shawl over her shoulders in the house, and hangs over the gas-log like an old woman.