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electric fire Line breaks: elec|tric fire

Definition of electric fire in English:


An electrically operated incandescent or convector heater, typically a portable one for domestic use.
Example sentences
  • These house must be either dry lined or heated to give some level of comfort to people on low incomes and to those who cannot afford, electric fires or storage heaters,’ Cllr White argued.
  • In addition, each unit at the scheme will include a fitted kitchen with a full range of appliances, custom-made fitted wardrobes, gas-fired central heating, electric fires in the living rooms and pine double-glazed windows.
  • Much of the cost was due to vandalism - but there was also concern about the amount of electricity being used by chalet customers plugging in fridges, electric fires and other appliances.

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