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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.

stokehole

[stohk-hohl]
noun
  1. Also stoke·hold [stohk-hohld] /ˈstoʊkˌhoʊld/. fireroom.
  2. a hole in a furnace through which the fire is stoked.
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Origin of stokehole

First recorded in 1650–60; stoke1 + hole
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Examples from the Web for stoke-hold

Historical Examples

  • Nor did she notice that this was the first allusion he had made to his work in the stoke-hold.

    By Right of Conquest

    Arthur Hornblow

  • No matter what happened, he would never go back to the stoke-hold.

    By Right of Conquest

    Arthur Hornblow

  • Flesh and blood simply couldn't stand that stoke-hold any longer.

    By Right of Conquest

    Arthur Hornblow

  • The air was quivering and palpitating like that in the stoke-hold of a steamship.

    McTeague

    Frank Norris

  • "She's rolling some," said a black apparition new risen from the stoke-hold.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling


British Dictionary definitions for stoke-hold

stokehole

noun
  1. another word for stokehold
  2. a hole in a furnace through which it is stoked
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