gas burner

the tip, jet, or nozzle from which gas issues, as on a stove.
a stove or the like that burns gas as a fuel.

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gas burner
1.  Also called: gas jet a jet or nozzle from which a combustible gas issues in order to form a stable flame
2.  an assembly of such jets or nozzles, used esp in cooking

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gas burner

heating device in which natural gas is used for fuel. Gas may be supplied to the burner prior to combustion at a pressure sufficient to induce a supply of air to mix with it; the mixture passes through several long narrow openings or a nozzle to mix with additional air in the combustion chamber. Metal surfaces supply the means of heat transfer to circulating water or air

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Example sentences
Demand water heaters are opposites of storage tank heaters: a gas burner or
  electric element heats water only when you need it.
These tea drinkers start each day with the kettle, but using a gas burner to
  heat water is slow and inefficient.
She turned off the gas burner and was sIlent for a moment.
Either a gas burner or an electric element heats the water.
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