Definition of burner noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbɜːnə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrnər//
    In the kitchen
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  1. 1the part of a cooker/stove, etc. that produces a flame See related entries: In the kitchen
  2. 2a large, solid, metal piece of equipment for burning wood or coal, used for heating a room a wood burner
  3. see also Bunsen burner
    Idioms (informal) (of an idea, a plan, etc.) left for the present time, to be done or considered later see also back-burner compare on the front burner (informal, especially North American English) (of an issue, a plan, etc.) being given a lot of attention because it is considered important Anything that keeps education on the front burner is good. compare on the back burner
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: burner