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central heating

a system that supplies heat to an entire building from a single source through ducts or through pipes.
Origin of central heating
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The whole establishment is warmed by a central-heating installation, the radiators being well protected with guards.

    The Woman's Part L. K. Yates
  • She's always nervous in lifts, and hates the central-heating.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • Miss Mapp sat down on the central-heating pipes in her window, and fell into one of her reconstructive musings.

    Miss Mapp Edward Frederic Benson
British Dictionary definitions for central-heating

central heating

a system for heating the rooms of a building by means of radiators or air vents connected by pipes or ducts to a central source of heat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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