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fireroom

[ fahyuhr-room, -room ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌrum, -ˌrʊm /
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noun Nautical.

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

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Origin of fireroom

1830–40; Americanism
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