chauffer

[chaw-fer]
noun
a small, portable stove.

Origin:
1815–25; variant of obsolete chafer, Middle English chafer (see chafe, -er1), probably influenced by + French chauffoir heater

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chauffer or chaufer (ˈtʃɔːfə)
 
n
a small portable heater or stove
 
[C19: from French chauffoir, from chauffer to heat]
 
chaufer or chaufer
 
n
 
[C19: from French chauffoir, from chauffer to heat]

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chauffer
"small portable stove," 1825, variant of chafer, agent noun from chafe; form infl. by Fr. chauffoir "a heater," from chauffer "to heat," which also is ult. from chafe (see chauffeur).
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One pilot per car, but still cheaper than a chauffer or even a taxi.
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