pyrostat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pyrostat a thermostat that operates at very high temperatures
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pyrostat An automatic draft-regulator for chimneys, smoke-pipes, and smoke-stacks. See draft-regulator, under regulator.
    • n pyrostat An apparatus for maintaining constancy of temperature; a thermostat; specifically, a thermostat for high temperatures.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pyrostat pī′rō-stat an automatic draught-regulator for chimney-stacks, smoke-pipes, &c.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pyr, fire, statoshistanai, to stand.