boiling-water reactor

noun

a nuclear reactor using water as coolant and moderator, steam being produced in the reactor itself: enriched uranium oxide cased in zirconium is the fuelAbbreviation: BWR

Nearby words

  1. boiler suit,
  2. boilermaker,
  3. boilerplate,
  4. boiling,
  5. boiling point,
  6. boilingly,
  7. boilover,
  8. boink,
  9. bois brûlé,
  10. bois d'arc

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012