Chauffer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chauffer (Chem) A table stove or small furnace, usually a cylindrical box of sheet iron, with a grate at the bottom, and an open top.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chauffer In chem., a small furnace, a cylindrical box of sheet-iron, open at the top, with a grating near the bottom. See chafer, 4.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chauffer chaw′fėr a metal box for holding fire, a portable furnace or stove.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. chauffoir, a kind of stone, fr. chauffer, to heat. See Chafe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Chafer.

Usage

In literature:

My chauffer cranked up the car and I took my place at the wheel.
"The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar" by Maurice Leblanc
They thought chauffering for Mr. Jervaise would be a chance for me!
"The Jervaise Comedy" by J. D. Beresford
Both Alfred and Clayton remonstrated with the chauffer.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Nous lui ferons chauffer les pieds.
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
The light being also a coal-fire exposed in an open chauffer, was found to be insufficient.
"Smeaton and Lighthouses" by John Smeaton
The housewives of Holland no longer bring forth sooterkins by sitting over lighted chauffers.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
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In news:

It started as a little known play about an elderly white woman and her black chauffer and ended as blockbuster that garnered a Pulitzer Prize and the Best Film of 1990.
Del's story: Husband embraces role as caregiver, chauffer, warm blanket getter , drink fixer.
The Black Lips Get Chauffered Around Bonnaroo.
Errands, laundry, chauffering – you name it – it gets done at some point.
A chauffered Lexus LS sedan pulled up to the corner of Dean Street and Flatbush Avenue and out slid Bruce Ratner from the back seat.
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In science:

After the Riga workshop, I underwent in Moscow the transformation from ordinary American to official guest of the Soviet Academy. A chauffered car was made available to take me from lab to lab.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
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