water heater



a household appliance consisting of a gas or electric heating unit under a tank in which water is heated and stored.

Nearby words

  1. water gauge,
  2. water glass,
  3. water gum,
  4. water gun,
  5. water hammer,
  6. water hemlock,
  7. water hen,
  8. water hog,
  9. water hole,
  10. water hyacinth

Origin of water heater

First recorded in 1875–80

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Examples from the Web for water heater

  • The stand-pipe at the same time, being open to the air at the top, formed a safety-valve to the water-heater.

  • Inferior coal, parsimoniously stoked, took the water-heater a long time to get going.

    Paris Vistas|Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • “The man who put in the summer water-heater called the little light that burns all the time in that, a ‘pilot,’” said Ethel Blue.

  • In my apartment-house (and it was the same all over Paris because of the new law) the water-heater was having a good rest.

    Paris Vistas|Helen Davenport Gibbons