Definition of ondol in English:

ondol

noun

  • In Korea: a form of domestic heating having a flue or flues running underfloor from a fire or furnace.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Economic Geography. From Korean ontol hypocaust from on hot, warm (from Chinese wēn hot, warm) + tol chimney (from Chinese tū chimney).

Pronunciation

ondol

/ˈɒndɒl/