Definition of block heater in English:

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block heater


1British A storage heater.
Example sentences
  • Think of the extra costs eg. new coats, boots, thermal underwear, block heaters that we each individually would have to bear.
  • So I had a 16 block storage/convector heater in the lounge and a 16 block heater in the hall.
2North American A device for heating the engine block of a vehicle.
Example sentences
  • Use a block heater in winter to pre-warm your car engine.
  • Most states don't get cold enough to plug in the block heater on your diesel.
  • The block heater is plugged into electricity to keep the coolant circulating so in the morning the engine isn't frozen up.
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