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potbelly stove

a usually cast-iron wood- or coal-burning stove having a large, rounded chamber.
Origin of potbelly stove
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for potbelly stove
  • The cabin is fitted with a full kitchen, including a potbelly stove and dishwasher.
  • Inside each tent cabin is a potbelly stove that can be used to burn wood to heat the cabin.
  • They had no running water, no electricity, and used a potbelly stove for cooking and heating.
  • In the adjoining room, there is a potbelly stove with a lid on top used for warmth on cold days.
  • The farmhouse was heated by a wood-burning, potbelly stove in the living room.
Slang definitions & phrases for potbelly stove

potbelly stove

noun phrase

An old-fashioned stove, esp a rotund one: rickety armchairs around the big belly stove (mid-1800s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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