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steam heat

  1. heat obtained by the circulation of steam in pipes, radiators, etc.
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Origin of steam heat

First recorded in 1815–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • She was sitting there, looking at the fireplace that the steam-heat rendered so unnecessary.

    Wanted: A Cook

    Alan Dale

  • They may not have all the advantages of steam-heat, but they got a look about 'em—the Home-Idee.

    A Crooked Mile

    Oliver Onions

  • "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