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Meaning of RADIATOR

Pronunciation:  'reydee`eytur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a mechanism consisting of a metal honeycomb through which hot fluids circulate; heat is transferred from the fluid through the honeycomb to the airstream that is created either by the motion of the vehicle or by a fan
  2. [n]  heater consisting of a series of pipes for circulating steam or hot water to heat rooms or buildings
  3. [n]  any object that radiates energy

RADIATOR is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: cooling system, engine cooling system, heat, heater, heating, heating plant, heating system, mechanism, natural object, radiator cap, radio source, warmer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ra"di*a`tor\, n.
    1. Any of various devices for cooling an internal substance
       by radiation, as a system og rings on a gun barrel for
       cooling it, or a nest of tubes with large radiating
       surface for cooling circulating water, as in an
    2. (Wireless Teleg.) An oscillator.
  2. \Ra"di*a`tor\, n.
    That which radiates or emits rays, whether of light or heat;
    especially, that part of a heating apparatus from which the
    heat is radiated or diffused; as, a steam radiator.