from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An area, as in a building or on a ship, that houses one or more steam boilers or hot-water tanks.
- noun Informal A room equipped with telephones for making cold calls usually involving high-pressure or fraudulent sales pitches.
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- noun A room in a
buildingthat houses the boiler(s) and similar equipment.
- noun A compartment on a
steamshipthat houses the boiler.
- noun informal A room full of
telemarketersmaking cold calls.
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