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water heater

a household appliance consisting of a gas or electric heating unit under a tank in which water is heated and stored.
Origin of water heater
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • “The man who put in the summer water-heater called the little light that burns all the time in that, a ‘pilot,’” said Ethel Blue.

  • In my apartment-house (and it was the same all over Paris because of the new law) the water-heater was having a good rest.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • The stand-pipe at the same time, being open to the air at the top, formed a safety-valve to the water-heater.

  • Inferior coal, parsimoniously stoked, took the water-heater a long time to get going.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons

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