steam chest

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noun

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

Origin of steam chest

First recorded in 1790–1800
Also called steam box.
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steam-chest

noun

a chamber that encloses the slide valve of a steam engine and forms a manifold for the steam supply to the valve
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