from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The area or compartment into which a ship's furnaces or boilers open.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a chamber where a ship's furnaces are stoked.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The space, or any of the spaces, in front of the boilers of a ship, from which the furnaces are fed; the stokehole of a ship; also, a room containing a ship's boilers; ; -- called also, in American ships, fireroom.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The space below the decks of a steam-vessel where the boilers are located and fired; a stoke-hole.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired
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