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- n. A metal-lined fireplace with a hollow baffle and a flue acting as an inverted siphon, intended to produce more heat and less smoke than an ordinary open fireplace.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A kind of open stove introduced by Benjamin Franklin, the peculiar feature of which was that a current of heated air was directly supplied to the room from an air box; -- now applied to other varieties of open stoves.
- n. See in the Vocabulary.
Named after its inventor, Benjamin Franklin. (Wiktionary)