Definition of Calor gas in English:

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Calor gas

Pronunciation: /ˈkalə ɡas/


[mass noun] British trademark
Liquefied butane stored under pressure in portable containers, used domestically as a substitute for mains gas and in camping as a portable fuel.
Example sentences
  • It is a three-wheeler Mini, and it originally ran on petrol or Calor gas.
  • Their original idea for Calor gas heaters was amended and the corps' parents and supporters group decided that halogen heaters would be safer in a wooden building.
  • Its remaining turnover came from the sale and haulage of equipment and the sale of Calor gas.


1930s: Calor from Latin calor 'heat'.

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