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water back

noun
1.
a reservoir or arrangement of tubing at the back of certain stoves or fireplaces for containing water to be heated by the fire.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for water back

water back

noun
1.
the US name for back boiler
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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