fireroom

[ fahyuh r-room, -roo m ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌrum, -ˌrʊm /

noun Nautical.

a chamber in which the boilers of a steam vessel are fired.

Origin of fireroom

1830–40; Americanism
Also called stokehold, stokehole.

Definition for stoke-hold (2 of 2)

stokehole
[ stohk-hohl ]
/ ˈstoʊkˌhoʊl /

noun

Also stoke·hold [stohk-hohld] /ˈstoʊkˌhoʊld/. fireroom.
a hole in a furnace through which the fire is stoked.

Origin of stokehole

First recorded in 1650–60; stoke1 + hole
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British Dictionary definitions for stoke-hold

stokehole
/ (ˈstəʊkˌhəʊl) /

noun

another word for stokehold
a hole in a furnace through which it is stoked
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