water back

water back
noun
water heater consisting of a tank or pipes set at the back of a fireplace or in the firebox of a stove
Hypernyms: ↑water heater, ↑hot-water heater, ↑hot-water tank
Part Holonyms: ↑fireplace, ↑hearth, ↑open fireplace, ↑cookstove

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noun
1. : a cistern used in brewing for storing hot or cold water
2.
a. : a reservoir at the back of a wood or coal range for heating and storing water
b. : a system of tubes often enclosed in a solid casting, placed in the firebox of a wood or coal range on the side opposite the oven for heating water, and connected with a storage tank separate from the range

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a reservoir or arrangement of tubing at the back of certain stoves or fireplaces for containing water to be heated by the fire.
[1860-65, Amer.]

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water back,
a tanklike receptacle or reservoir for heating water, built into the back of a wood or coal stove.

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