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base burner

Syllabification: base bur·ner

Definition of base burner in English:

noun

historical
A stove or furnace that burns fuel in a chamber at the base which is replenished from above by means of a hopper.
Example sentences
  • By a huge stove, called a base burner, in the living room of the house sat the daughter reading a book.
  • Then off the main room was a little closet in which there was a wash stand and pail of water, and in this closet was piled the coal for use in the base burner in the office.
  • At night, we used kerosene lamps; Grandma and we kids would all sit around the base burner, drinking coffee or hot cocoa, while Grandma read the ‘thrillers.’

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