Heater Heat"er (h[=e]t"[~e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, heats. [1913 Webster]

2. Any contrivance or implement, as a furnace, stove, or other heated body or vessel, etc., used to impart heat to something, or to contain something to be heated. [1913 Webster]

3. A pistol or other carryable firearm; as, gunmen with their heaters bulging in their pockets. [slang] [PJC]

{Feed heater}. See under {Feed}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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