• (GA) IPA: /ˈhitɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhiːtə/

heater (plural heaters)

  1. A device that produces and radiates heat, typically to raise the temperature of a room or building.
    Turn on the heater; I'm cold.
  2. A person who heats something, for example in metalworking.
  3. (dated, slang) A gun.
    The thug pumped two rounds from his heater into her.
  4. (baseball, slang) A fastball, especially one thrown at high velocity.
    Jones threw a heater under his chin.
  5. (gambling, slang) An extended winning streak.
    Emmy went on a heater in Las Vegas and came back six thousand dollars richer.
  6. (historical) A medieval European shield having a rounded triangle shape like a clothes iron.
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  1. Surname

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