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steam heating

  1. a heating system utilizing steam circulated through radiators and pipes.
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Origin of steam heating

First recorded in 1875–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of steam heating

  • What care should be taken in managing a steam-heating system?

    Mechanical Devices in the Home

    Edith Louise Allen

  • They will not even give us coal for steam-heating--I arrived here.


    Norman Douglas

  • The separate houses sometimes have steam-heating, but not often.

    Through the Eye of the Needle

    William Dean Howells

  • For such a hulk as the Prince looked to be, the steam-heating plant was in excellent order.

  • They are fitted with a strong bottom hoop and bands round the sides, and can be double-jacketed for steam-heating if required.