Definition of Calor gas in English:

Calor gas

noun

British
trademark
  • [mass noun] Liquefied butane stored under pressure in portable containers, used domestically as a substitute for mains gas and in camping as a portable fuel.

    • ‘Their original idea for Calor gas heaters was amended and the corps' parents and supporters group decided that halogen heaters would be safer in a wooden building.’
    • ‘Its remaining turnover came from the sale and haulage of equipment and the sale of Calor gas.’
    • ‘It is a three-wheeler Mini, and it originally ran on petrol or Calor gas.’
    • ‘We have a garage repairs shop and we also supply Calor gas.’
    • ‘Mind you, it's a bit of a trial cooking on a Calor gas stove, but we managed.’

Origin

1930s: Calor from Latin calor heat.

Pronunciation:

Calor gas

/ˈkalə ɡas/