Examples from the Web for boiler
“Hayden took J.W. into a boiler room in the City of Ferguson jail,” the papers charge.
She held on to the hair as Hayden led her further back into the boiler room.
They look at each other meaningfully—and repair to the boiler room for some torrid sex.‘Halt and Catch Fire’ and AMC’s Push to Reset Dramas|Andrew Romano|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Workers on the iron horse shoveled coal into a boiler, which propelled the engine and sent steam and smoke billowing into the sky.
Patterson made the boiler plate "Palin comparison" pun and got a few generous laughs from the jubilant crowd.Where We Found Ethan Hawke, Harvey Weinstein, and Jessica Alba Last Night|Rachel Syme|November 5, 2008|DAILY BEAST
But now the boiler proved to be too small to furnish steam steadily in sufficient quantity to sustain the higher speed.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine|Robert H. Thurston
The boiler was on one side of the truck and they had to keep throwing wood in it to get a good fire going.The Biography of a Rabbit|Roy Benson
His oscillating perch above the boiler was extraordinarily warm, and he bought a gallon jug of cider from a farmer by the way.Where the Blue Begins|Christopher Morley
And the boiler fire had retaliated by smoking all three of us out of the hut.Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front|E. W. Hornung
Blowing off a boiler is emptying it entirely, as for examining the whole interior of the boiler.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
British Dictionary definitions for boiler
Word Origin and History for boiler
1540s, agent noun from boil (v.). Meaning "vessel for boiling" is from 1725; steam engine sense is from 1757.