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[stohk-hohl] /ˈstoʊkˌhoʊl/
Also, stokehold
[stohk-hohld] /ˈstoʊkˌhoʊld/ (Show IPA)
. fireroom.
a hole in a furnace through which the fire is stoked.
Origin of stokehole
First recorded in 1650-60; stoke1 + hole Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But with Eleanore pushing me on, I described the hell I had seen in the stokehole.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • In the end volunteers were taken into the stokehole and the Southland was beached.

  • None of my men would go into the stokehole to work, but they'll bring Mr. Studdert up quick enough.

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

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • At about twenty minutes past two in the morning I went into the stokehole.

  • The after stokehole was flooded and water rolled sickeningly in the engine-pits.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He crawled down a short ladder and through low passageways dripping wet and so came into the stokehole.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • 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
  • During this time the stokehole hatches were open, but the fans were kept running at slow speed to maintain a moderate draught.

  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for stokehole


another word for stokehold
a hole in a furnace through which it is stoked
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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