Thermos bottle

thermos

[thur-muhs]
noun
a vacuum bottle or similar container lined with an insulating material, such as polystyrene, to keep liquids hot or cold.
Also called thermos bottle.


Origin:
1905–10; formerly a trademark

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Thermos or Thermos flask (ˈθɜːməs)
 
n
trademark See also Dewar flask a type of stoppered vacuum flask used to preserve the temperature of its contents
 
Thermos flask or Thermos flask
 
n

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Thermos
trademark registered in Britain 1907, invented by Sir James Dewar (patented 1904 but not named then), from Gk. thermos "hot" (see thermal). Dewar built the first one in 1892, but it was first manufactured commercially in Germany in 1904, when two glass blowers formed Thermos
GmbH. Supposedly the company sponsored a contest to name the thing, and a Munich resident won with a submission of Thermos.
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