return-flue boiler

[ ri-turn-floo ]
/ rɪˈtɜrnˈflu /


a fire-tube boiler having flues that collect the combustion gases at the end of the boiler opposite the fire door and pass them through the boiler to an uptake above the fire door.

Nearby words

  1. return stroke,
  2. return the compliment,
  3. return ticket,
  4. return to the fold,
  5. return-cocked,
  6. returnable,
  7. returned man,
  8. returned soldier,
  9. returnee,
  10. returner

Origin of return-flue boiler

First recorded in 1885–90

Also called re·turn-tu·bu·lar boil·er [ri-turn-too-byuh-ler, -tyoo-] /rɪˈtɜrnˈtu byə lər, -ˈtyu-/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019