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gas log

noun
  1. 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for gas log

Historical Examples

  • 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.

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

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht