Entry from US English dictionary
A device, especially a furnace, in which oil is vaporized and burned to produce heat.
- I was standing in my parents' basement, near the oil burner, which looked more like an old time furnace.
- I think the oil burner is making a funny noise and I get up and whack the carbon monoxide detector to make sure it's working.
- The difference between mother's waste oil burner and today's commercial models is vast.
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Syllabification: oil burn·er
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