Franklin stove
Franklin stove Frank"lin stove` A kind of open stove introduced by Benjamin Franklin, the peculiar feature of which was that a current of heated air was directly supplied to the room from an air box; -- now applied to other varieties of open stoves. [1913 Webster]

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  • Franklin stove — Stove Stove, n. [D. stoof a foot stove, originally, a heated room, a room for a bath; akin to G. stube room, OHG. stuba a heated room, AS. stofe, Icel. stofa a room, bathing room, Sw. stufva, stuga, a room, Dan. stue; of unknown origin. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Franklin stove — ☆ Franklin stove n. [after FRANKLIN2 Benjamin, who invented it] a cast iron heating stove resembling an open fireplace …   English World dictionary

  • Franklin stove — The Franklin stove (named after its inventor, Benjamin Franklin) is a metal lined fireplace with baffles in the rear to improve the airflow, providing more heat and less smoke than an ordinary open fireplace. It is also known as the circulating… …   Wikipedia

  • Franklin Stove —    Benjamin Franklin (1706 1790) was one of America s greatest statesmen. He was a diplomat sent to France to seek aid for the colonists, and he helped frame both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.    Franklin was …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Franklin stove — 1. a cast iron stove having the general form of a fireplace with enclosed top, bottom, side, and back, the front being completely open or able to be closed by doors. 2. any of various fireplaces having a cast iron top, back, and sides, with some… …   Universalium

  • franklin stove — noun also franklin Usage: usually capitalized F Etymology: after Benjamin Franklin, its inventor 1. : a metal heating stove resembling an open fireplace but designed to be set out in a room so as to conserve heat and to distribute it evenly 2. :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Franklin stove — Frank′lin stove′ n. ene a cast iron stove having the general form of a fireplace with the front open and often fitted with doors • Etymology: 1780–90, amer.; after Benjamin Franklin, who designed it …   From formal English to slang

  • Franklin stove — noun Etymology: Benjamin Franklin, its inventor Date: 1776 a metal heating stove resembling an open fireplace but designed to be set out in a room …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Franklin stove — noun N. Amer. a large cast iron stove for heating a room, resembling an open fireplace in shape. Origin C18: named after the American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin …   English new terms dictionary

  • Franklin stove — Benjamin Franklin …   Inventors, Inventions

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