[fahyuh r-room, -roo m]

Origin of fireroom

1830–40; Americanism
Also called stokehold, stokehole.


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

Origin of stokehole

First recorded in 1650–60; stoke1 + hole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for stokehold


noun nautical
  1. a coal bunker for a ship's furnace
  2. the hold for a ship's boilers; fire room


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