steam jacket


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. steam fog,
  2. steam hammer,
  3. steam heat,
  4. steam heating,
  5. steam iron,
  6. steam locomotive,
  7. steam organ,
  8. steam point,
  9. steam reforming,
  10. steam room

Origin of steam jacket

First recorded in 1830–40

Related formssteam-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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