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British Dictionary definitions for engine room

engine room

noun
  1. a place where engines are housed, esp on a ship
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  • The jangle of the bell in the engine-room would now interrupt him.

    The Cruise of the Shining Light

    Norman Duncan

  • The answer was covered by the autocratic clang on the engine-room gong.

    End of the Tether

    Joseph Conrad

  • Then he went out and prepared to descend into the engine-room.

    End of the Tether

    Joseph Conrad

  • The temperature in the engine-room had gone up to a hundred and seventeen degrees.

    Typhoon

    Joseph Conrad

  • In the next few seconds the Captain spoke to the engine-room and got an answer.

    Typhoon

    Joseph Conrad