Definition of space heater in English:

space heater

noun

  • A self-contained appliance for heating an enclosed space within a building.

    • ‘Anyhow, it's about ten below in here (give or take a few for the wind chill factor) and the space heater isn't really helping.’
    • ‘Today I am forcing myself to leave my room and get dressed and buy a space heater.’
    • ‘The falling table knocked over a space heater and set fire to the store.’
    • ‘It was freezing cold outside and there was no heat in the garage, so he had a little space heater over by his side and I had a blanket that he graciously gave me to drape around my shoulders like a Navajo Indian.’
    • ‘A space heater in an enclosed area can provide the needed heat for curing.’
    • ‘Let's assume that nothing else in the house is on, so the meter is measuring only the electricity used by the space heater.’
    • ‘I'll also need a space heater because it's always chilly in the basement.’
    • ‘Allow three feet between a space heater and anything flammable.’
    • ‘Still, I have a space heater, and it never gets too cold here, not like in the old days - never below 60, anyway.’
    • ‘Even with the newly-installed space heater, the air in there wouldn't rise above forty degrees.’
    • ‘Check your local and state building codes and fire ordinances to see if you can use an unvented space heater, if you consider purchasing one.’
    • ‘The family huddled with blankets in their living room, trying to stay warm with a space heater.’
    • ‘I walk over to our little space heater and warm my hands by it.’
    • ‘Plastic sheets temporarily hung from the rafters until a new door arrives don't succeed in blocking the wind, but a space heater helps.’
    • ‘Air conditioning means sixty degree offices, and until I move my computers outdoors I'll be enjoying the benefits of the space heater.’
    • ‘When she received an astronomical bill several months ago - the result of heating her home with a space heater - she nearly fainted.’
    • ‘The fire department is looking into whether a space heater started that fire.’
    • ‘Hopefully the heat situation will somehow work out in my favour; it's a little nippy in here with me having left the space heater off all day, but it's not really bad.’
    • ‘In a separate incident, a woman died when her attempts to fight off the cold with a space heater and candles set her New York City apartment ablaze.’
    • ‘He had only been in his tiny apartment for two days and the only furnishings he could afford were a lamp, a pillow, a space heater, and an insulated sleeping bag.’

Pronunciation

space heater