[hee-ter] /ˈhi tər/
any of various apparatus for , especially for water or the air in a room.
Electronics. the element of a vacuum tube that carries the current for a cathode.
Slang. a pistol, revolver, or other firearm.
any device for supplying heat, such as a hot-air blower, radiator, convector, etc
(US, slang) a pistol
(electronics) a conductor carrying a current that indirectly heats the cathode in some types of valve
c.1500, of persons, agent noun from heat. Of devices, from 1660s. Baseball slang meaning “fastball” is attested by 1985.
noun 1. a condition characterized by faintness, rapid pulse, nausea, profuse sweating, cool skin, and collapse, caused by prolonged exposure to heat accompanied by loss of adequate fluid and salt from the body. noun 1. a condition resulting from exposure to intense heat, characterized by dizziness, abdominal cramp, and prostration Also called heat prostration Compare […]
noun 1. a hand-held device that produces a flameless stream of extremely hot air, as for rapid drying or for softening paint for removal.
[heeth] /hiθ/ noun 1. a tract of open and uncultivated land; wasteland overgrown with shrubs. 2. any of various low-growing evergreen shrubs common on such land, as the common heather, Calluna vulgaris. 3. any plant of the genus Erica, or of the family Ericaceae. [heeth] /hiθ/ noun 1. Sir Edward (Richard George) 1916–2005, British statesman: […]
[heeth-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈhiθˌbɛr i, -bə ri/ noun, plural heathberries. 1. . 2. any berry found on heaths, especially the bilberry. /ˈhiːθˌbɛrɪ/ noun (pl) -ries 1. any of various plants that have berry-like fruits and grow on heaths, such as the bilberry and crowberry