steam jacket


noun

a casing, as on the cylinder of a steam engine, filled with live steam to keep the interior hot.

Origin of steam jacket

First recorded in 1830–40

Related forms

steam-jack·et·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for steam jacket

steam jacket

noun

engineering a jacket containing steam that surrounds and heats a cylinder

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