- noun N. Amer. a large cast-iron stove for heating a room, resembling an open fireplace in shape.OriginC18: named after the American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin.
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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 — 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] … 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 — Benjamin Franklin … Inventors, Inventions