a stove or furnace with a self-acting fuel hopper over the fire chamber.
(US) a stove into which coal is automatically fed from a hopper above the fire chamber
- Base camp
a main encampment providing supplies, shelter, and communications for persons engaged in wide-ranging activities, as exploring, reconnaissance, hunting, or mountain climbing. Contemporary Examples These headlamps, Sher realized, belonged to a team of Sherpa descending to base camp. Death on Killer Mountain Amanda Padoan July 5, 2013 Graduating from college was like getting to base camp […]
- Base class
base class programming (Or “superclass”) The class from which another class (a “subclass”) inherits, the class it is based on. “base class” is the term used in C++. The objects of the superclass are a superset of the objects of the subclass. See inheritance. (2004-01-31)
a first coat of a surfacing material, as paint. any coat of plastering beneath the finish coat.
- Basal ganglia
any of several masses of gray matter in each cerebral hemisphere. Historical Examples Thus the cerebellum and basal ganglia are a little smaller in men than in women, compared with the cerebral hemispheres. The Sexual Question August Forel plural noun the thalamus together with other closely related masses of grey matter, situated near the base […]