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burner (n.)

late 13c., also as a surname, Brenner, "person who makes bricks," agent noun from burn (v.)). As a name for a part of a lamp where the flame issues, from 1790. Of the heating elements on gas cooking-stoves, by 1885.

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Definitions of burner from WordNet

burner (n.)
an apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse);
a diesel engine is an oil burner
burner (n.)
the heating elements of a stove or range on which pots and pans are placed for cooking;
the electric range had one large burner and three smaller one
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