[ mek-er ]
/ ˈmɛk ər /
a gas burner similar to the Bunsen burner but producing a hotter flame by virtue of having at its mouth a metal screen to allow a more intimate mixture of air and gas.
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Origin of Meker burner
1955–60; named after George Meker, 20th-century chemist, its inventor
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