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water-tube boiler

[ waw-ter-toob, -tyoob, wot-er- ]

noun

  1. a boiler for generating steam by passing water in tubes water tubes through flames and hot gases.


water tube boiler

noun

  1. a steam generator consisting of water drums and steam drums connected by banks of tubes through which the water is circulated. The tubes are exposed to the hot gases of the furnace and the heat transfer rate is high


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Word History and Origins

Origin of water-tube boiler1

First recorded in 1870–75
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Example Sentences

What is a water-tube boiler and how does it differ from a fire-flue tubular boiler?

The earliest form of water-tube boiler which came into general use in the British navy is the Belleville.

Another type of water-tube boiler in use for stationary purposes is the “Stirling” (fig. 12).

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