fireroom

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

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

Nearby words

  1. fireplace,
  2. fireplug,
  3. firepower,
  4. fireproof,
  5. fireproofing,
  6. firesafe,
  7. fireside,
  8. fireside chat,
  9. fireside chats,
  10. firestone

Origin of fireroom

1830–40; Americanism

Also called stokehold, stokehole.

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 stokehold

stokehold

/ (ˈstəʊkˌhəʊld) /

noun nautical

a coal bunker for a ship's furnace
the hold for a ship's boilers; fire room

stokehole

/ (ˈstəʊkˌhəʊl) /

noun

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