[fahyuh r-room, -roo m]

noun Nautical.

a chamber in which the boilers of a steam vessel are fired.

Origin of fireroom

1830–40; Americanism
Also called stokehold, stokehole. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fireroom

Historical Examples of fireroom

  • The fireroom is full of water; but it looks to me as though a seacock had been opened.

  • No, only put me in the fireroom, shoveling coal in the furnace.

  • It was a busy time in the fireroom, but there was nothing to do on deck but watch the steamer.

  • Perhaps that explosion in the fireroom had not been meant to injure the ship seriously.

  • It was mounted amidships between the fireroom hatch and the break of the to'gallant fo'c's'le.

    With the Battle Fleet

    Franklin Matthews