A large cast-iron stove for heating a room, resembling an open fireplace in shape.
More example sentences
- Once I lived in rural New York in a farmhouse built in 1842 with two Franklin stoves for heat.
- You don't see anyone still raving about Model As or Franklin stoves.
- Seated in front of the Franklin stove in the hand-hewn log cabin in which he writes, Will Davis Campbell appears more like a friendly grandfather than the touchstone of public opinion on race and religion in the South.
late 18th century: named after B. Franklin (see Franklin, Benjamin).
Definition of Franklin stove in:
- The US English dictionary