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noun 
  1. A boiling spring which throws forth at frequent intervals jets of water, mud, etc., driven up by the expansive power of steam.
  2. (context, British, archaic) An instantaneous, and often dangerous, hot water heater.
    • 1902: William Paton Buchan, Plumbing: A Text-book to the Practice of the Art Or Craft of the Plumber - Where a Geyser or hot-water heater is used it is a good and wise precaution to see that the bath-room, &c., when it is used is well ventilated.
    • 1998: Gordon S Riess, Confessions of a Corporate Centurion: Tales of International Adventures - Water was heated either on the gas stove, or on a wall mounted gas-fired "" heater.
    • 2002: Alaine Polcz, One woman in the war: Hungary, 1944-1945 - It was here I saw a gas water heater in a bathroom for the first time. (I was afraid of it).
Translations: 
  • German: Geysir
  • Spanish: géiser
Etymology: From Icelandic Geysir, a proper name meaning "gusher" designating a famous geyser in the south of Iceland. In use in English since the 19th century.


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