heater definition

  • noun:
    • An apparatus that heats or provides temperature.
    • person who heats something or has a tendency a heating apparatus.
    • Slang A pistol.
    • Baseball A fastball.
    • a tool that creates and radiates heat, typically to increase the temperature of an area or building.
    • A gun.
    • (slang) A fastball.
    • (slang) An extended winning streak.
    • one that, or whatever, heats.
    • Any contrivance or implement, as a furnace, stove, or other heated body or vessel, etc., accustomed give heat to one thing, or even consist of something to be heated.
    • A pistol or any other carryable firearm.
    • person who or that which heats.
    • especially— A furnace, kitchen stove, or any other product for heating, drying out, or warning structures, areas, drying-houses, fruit-evaporators, or parts of devices, as the calendering-rolls of a paper-mill.
    • a little size of cast-iron made to be heated then placed in a hollow fiat-iron or perhaps in a coffee-pot, to heat up the iron or keep the coffee hot.
    • In a sugar-making plant, a pan used for 1st home heating for the cane-juice or syrup; a heating-pan.
    • In electricity, that part of the Nernst lamp which, in starting, is heated by the electric energy by its temperature starts the glower. See Nernst lamp.
    • device that heats water or products warmth to an area
    • (baseball) a pitch tossed with optimum velocity

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