[fahyuh r-room, -roo m]
- a chamber in which the boilers of a steam vessel are fired.
Origin of fireroom
Also called stokehold, stokehole.
Origin of stokehole
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Examples from the Web for stoke-hold
Nor did she notice that this was the first allusion he had made to his work in the stoke-hold.
No matter what happened, he would never go back to the stoke-hold.
Flesh and blood simply couldn't stand that stoke-hold any longer.
The air was quivering and palpitating like that in the stoke-hold of a steamship.McTeague
"She's rolling some," said a black apparition new risen from the stoke-hold.From Sea to Sea
- another word for stokehold
- a hole in a furnace through which it is stoked
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