Definition of gas oven in English:

gas oven


  • 1An oven in which the combustion of gas is used as the source of heat.

    ‘the kitchen includes a built-in gas oven and hob’
    • ‘Other features include a double gas oven and hob with extractor hood.’
    • ‘There is also a Rayburn in the kitchen, in addition to a gas oven.’
    • ‘I own a creaky old restaurant stove with a gas oven that goes up to 500F, no higher.’
    • ‘There was some re-jigging to make all the features fit, such as the free-standing gas oven, but now everything fits like a dream.’
    • ‘Firefighters are warning homeowners about the dangers of leaving their gas oven on.’
    • ‘The range even comes with a full gas oven, a first for a portable grill.’
    • ‘If you need to purchase a gas oven or range, look for one with an automatic, electric ignition system.’
    • ‘Conventional electric and gas ovens are much better at cooking food than microwaves.’
    • ‘Gas ovens use much less energy compared to their electric counterparts because the fuel is used directly for cooking.’
    • ‘The focal point is a blue stainless steel gas oven and hob with extractor.’
  • 2A gas chamber or cremation chamber in a Nazi concentration camp.

    ‘most of the others perished in the gas ovens’
    • ‘Although most of the barracks have been taken down, the barbed wire fence, the gas oven and the crematorium help the visitor to get the idea of what went on in here.’
    • ‘Those able to work escaped the camp's gas ovens and were sent on to labour camps dotted throughout Germany.’
    • ‘Six million Jews and others were exterminated in the Nazi gas ovens of Auschwitz, Belsen, Dachau and other concentration camps.’
    • ‘New arrivals were divided between those consigned straight to the gas ovens and others fit for heavy work.’