- a receptacle in which water is boiled to generate steam.
Origin of steam boiler
First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for steam-boiler
In a moment I perceived that the steam-boiler, from which the tavern was warmed, had exploded.Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Edward E. Hale
Steam-boiler to generate steam for pasteurising, scalding, etc.The Bacillus of Long Life
This is probably the earliest record of a steam-boiler explosion.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine
Robert H. Thurston
The largest shipments will be from the Gilman Mines for domestic and steam-boiler purposes.A Report on Washington Territory
William Henry Ruffner
His tongue, which had laid in a stock of nervous fluid for roaring like a steam-boiler a little opened, was palsied.
- a vessel in which water is boiled to generate steam. An industrial boiler usually consists of a system of parallel tubes through which water passes, suspended above a furnace