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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burner  \Burn"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  burns  or  sets  fire  to  anything 
 
  2.  The  part  of  a  lamp,  gas  fixture,  etc.,  where  the  flame  is 
  produced. 
 
  {Bunsen's  burner}  (Chem.),  a  kind  of  burner,  invented  by 
  Professor  Bunsen  of  Heidelberg,  consisting  of  a  straight 
  tube,  four  or  five  inches  in  length,  having  small  holes 
  for  the  entrance  of  air  at  the  bottom.  Illuminating  gas 
  being  also  admitted  at  the  bottom,  a  mixture  of  gas  and 
  air  is  formed  which  burns  at  the  top  with  a  feebly 
  luminous  but  intensely  hot  flame. 
 
  {Argand  burner},  {Rose  burner},  etc  See  under  {Argand}, 
  {Rose},  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  burner 
  n  :  an  apparatus  for  burning  fuel  (or  refuse) 




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