a tank or reservoir in which hot water is collected before being recirculated, especially condensed steam about to be returned to a boiler.
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How to use hot well in a sentence
It is of the vertical kind, and stands on a shallow square tank, which forms the hot well.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
If you are carrying a vacuum equal to 27 inches of mercury, what should the temperature of the water in the hot well be?Farm Engines and How to Run Them | James H. Stephenson
From the bottom of these cliffs, on the east bank of the river, issues the Bristol hot well water.
All steam supplied to the turbine obviously goes to swell the hot-well contents, and to thus increase the total steam consumption.Steam Turbines | Hubert E. Collins
I got some water from the hot well; tasting o' copper and grease.Kit Musgrave's Luck | Harold Bindloss