steamtight

[steem-tahyt]

adjective

impervious to steam.

Origin of steamtight

First recorded in 1865–70; steam + tight
Related formssteam·tight·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for steamtight

steamtight

adjective

(of joints, cylinders, etc) being sealed in such a way that steam cannot leak out
Derived Formssteamtightness, noun
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