AskDefine | Define heaters

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Noun

heaters
  1. Plural of heater

Extensive Definition

A heater is any object that emits heat or causes another body to achieve a higher temperature. In a household or domestic setting, heaters are commonly used to generate heating (ie. warmth).
In electronics, the term may refer to the filament in a vacuum tube that heats the cathode to aid in thermionic emission of electrons.
Also: American slang (mid-20th cent.) for a handgun.

See also

heaters in Spanish: Calefactor
heaters in Polish: Nagrzewnica
heaters in Portuguese: Aquecedor
heaters in Chinese: 暖器
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