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stokehole

[stohk-hohl] /ˈstoʊkˌhoʊl/
noun
1.
Also, stokehold
[stohk-hohld] /ˈstoʊkˌhoʊld/ (Show IPA)
. fireroom.
2.
a hole in a furnace through which the fire is stoked.
Origin of stokehole
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; stoke1 + hole
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  • But with Eleanore pushing me on, I described the hell I had seen in the stokehole.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • Then I climbed down a ladder into the stokehole; nobody was there either.

  • He told her about his Caruso and the dancing team from the stokehole.

  • In the end volunteers were taken into the stokehole and the Southland was beached.

  • Then, fighting for every foot, the little band retreated to the after stokehole.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The after stokehole was flooded and water rolled sickeningly in the engine-pits.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • During this time the stokehole hatches were open, but the fans were kept running at slow speed to maintain a moderate draught.

  • Sixty minutes exactly after it has been placed in the stokehole, it will blow the bottom out, and she will go down like a stone.'

    A Cabinet Secret Guy Boothby
  • It would spread about the ship like fire and would be whispered over taffrails, in galleys, and in stokehole.

    Hurricane Island

    H. B. Marriott Watson
  • When the water came into the after stokehole they carried the Chief into the engine room—the lights were going there.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for stokehole

stokehole

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