from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A chamber, such as the furnace of a steam locomotive, in which fuel is burned.
  • noun A box containing a fire alarm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The chamber of a steam engine, or a steam locomotive, in which the fuel is burned.
  • noun The part of a fireplace where the fuel is burned.
  • noun vulgar A redheaded woman (by synecdoche, pars pro toto), or her red pubic hair, from box ("vagina").

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a furnace (as on a steam locomotive) in which fuel is burned


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