storage heater

/ˈstɔrɪdʒ hitə/ (say 'stawrij heetuh)

noun
an appliance in which heat is stored when cheap or easily obtainable, and given out when expensive or unobtainable; heat reservoir.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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