[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 stokehold
We got the men and they went off to the stokehold, frightened and raging.
An awful racket, of iron things falling, came from the stokehold.Typhoon
They penetrated the decks, they bored their way even to the stokehold.The British Navy Book
"The stokehold's the only place on board where you will be safe," she said, somewhat uncertainly.The White Blackbird
Drunkenness reigned supreme in saloon, stokehold, and forecastle.The Log of a Sea-Waif
Frank T. Bullen
- a coal bunker for a ship's furnace
- the hold for a ship's boilers; fire room
- another word for stokehold
- a hole in a furnace through which it is stoked
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