steam chest


noun

the chamber from which steam enters the cylinder of an engine.

Nearby words

  1. stealthy,
  2. steam,
  3. steam bath,
  4. steam beer,
  5. steam boiler,
  6. steam coal,
  7. steam engine,
  8. steam fitter,
  9. steam fog,
  10. steam hammer

Origin of steam chest

First recorded in 1790–1800

Also called steam box.

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