Definition of Franklin stove in English:

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Franklin stove


North American
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A large cast-iron stove for heating a room, resembling an open fireplace in shape.
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).

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