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fireroom

[fahyuh r-room, -roo m]
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noun Nautical.
  1. a chamber in which the boilers of a steam vessel are fired.
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Origin of fireroom

1830–40; Americanism
Also called stokehold, stokehole.
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Historical Examples

  • The fireroom is full of water; but it looks to me as though a seacock had been opened.

    Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound

    Alice B. Emerson

  • No, only put me in the fireroom, shoveling coal in the furnace.

  • It was a busy time in the fireroom, but there was nothing to do on deck but watch the steamer.

  • Perhaps that explosion in the fireroom had not been meant to injure the ship seriously.

  • It was mounted amidships between the fireroom hatch and the break of the to'gallant fo'c's'le.

    With the Battle Fleet

    Franklin Matthews