Definition of potbelly stove in English:

potbelly stove

(also potbellied stove)


  • A small, bulbous-sided wood-burning stove.

    • ‘You can almost smell the sod burning in the pot-bellied stove as the local characters toddle in to share a pint and a yarn on a windy Sligo night.’
    • ‘On the left, three steps lead up into a separate dining room, reminiscent of a turn-of-the-century hotel, with a pot-bellied stove gracing one wall.’
    • ‘It was right in the middle of the energy crunch so Mr. Frugal bought me a pot-bellied stove and I got to learn how to chop firewood.’
    • ‘Then, rocking in her chair beside the pot-bellied stove that heated the entire house, beneath her lamp, Aunt Gladys embroidered.’
    • ‘Features include a pot-bellied stove and ladder-style steps leading to a mezzanine level which is used as a bedroom.’