- heat obtained by the circulation of steam in pipes, radiators, etc.
Origin of steam heat
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for steam heat
She was sitting there, looking at the fireplace that the steam-heat rendered so unnecessary.Wanted: A Cook
They may not have all the advantages of steam-heat, but they got a look about 'em—the Home-Idee.A Crooked Mile
"We have steam-heat and sun-sets," I might tell him—just for a beginning.The Crow's Nest
Clarence Day, Jr.
It is such a bitter frost outside; a pail of coal is so dear, and you got it so warm with steam-heat.
I could see that she hadn't been brought up on steam-heat and cold storage, but had grown into a woman by the sea-shore.Man Overboard!
F(rancis) Marion Crawford