Definition of Heater

1. Noun. Device that heats water or supplies warmth to a room.

2. Noun. (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity. "He showed batters nothing but smoke"
Exact synonyms: Bullet, Fastball, Hummer, Smoke
Generic synonyms: Delivery, Pitch
Specialized synonyms: Slider
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game

Definition of Heater

1. n. One who, or that which, heats.

Definition of Heater

1. Noun. A device that produces and radiates heat, typically to raise the temperature of a room or building. ¹

2. Noun. (context: dated slang) A gun. ¹

3. Noun. (baseball) (slang) A fastball. ¹

4. Noun. (gambling) (slang) An extended winning streak. ¹

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Definition of Heater

1. an apparatus for heating [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heater

heat stroke
heat transfer
heat transfer efficiency
heat transfers
heat treatment
heat unit
heat up
heat urticaria
heat wave
heat waves
heated up
heater (current term)
heath aster
heath family
heath fritillaries
heath fritillary
heath hen
heath pea
heath violet

Literary usage of Heater

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1887)
"place stove or heater, of a feeder or magazine projecting above the top of the e heater, so as to increase the capacity of the said magazine. Fig. ..."

2. Steam Power Plant Auxiliaries and Accessories by Terrell Croft (1922)
"What are the three principal reasons why a feed-water heater should be used? 2. ... How does a feed-water heater protect a boiler from undue strains in the ..."

3. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1917)
"Combined Open heater and Chemical Purifier. — Combined feed-water heaters and chemical purifiers are finding increased favor with some engineers in many ..."

4. Handbook of Mining Details (1912)
"254, consists of a heater which is placed in a small box built over the drain ... The heater, which is placed underneath the drain cock, is so designed that ..."

5. Mechanical Laboratory Methods: The Testing of Instruments and Machines in by Julian Chase Smallwood (1922)
"TEST OF A FEED-WATER heater Principles. As far as heat transmission is concerned, a closed feed-water heater is identical to a surface condenser; ..."

6. Steam Power Plant Auxiliaries and Accessories by Terrell Croft (1922)
"size than the outlet orifice of the heater or the heater should be set at a ... (6) If the heater is to be connected up for thoroughfare service (Fig. ..."

7. Investigations of Infra-red Spectra by William Weber Coblentz (1908)
"EMISSION SPECTRA OF SOLIDS ON NERNST "heater TUBE." In examining the radiation from solids placed upon a heater it is possible to have some of the radiation ..."

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