boiler

[ boi-ler ]
/ ˈbɔɪ lər /

noun

a closed vessel or arrangement of vessels and tubes, together with a furnace or other heat source, in which steam or other vapor is generated from water to drive turbines or engines, supply heat, process certain materials, etc.Compare fire-tube boiler, water-tube boiler.
a vessel, as a kettle, for boiling or heating.
British. a large tub in which laundry is boiled or sterilized.
a tank in which water is heated and stored, as for supplying hot water.

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Origin of boiler

First recorded in 1530–40; boil1 + -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM boiler

boil·er·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for boiler

boiler
/ (ˈbɔɪlə) /

noun

a closed vessel or arrangement of enclosed tubes in which water is heated to supply steam to drive an engine or turbine or provide heat
a domestic device burning solid fuel, gas, or oil, to provide hot water, esp for central heating
a large tub for boiling laundry
a tough old chicken for cooking by boiling
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