water-tube boiler

[ waw-ter-toob, -tyoob, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌtub, -ˌtyub, ˈwɒt ər- /

noun

a boiler for generating steam by passing water in tubes (water tubes) through flames and hot gases.

Nearby words

  1. water-sick,
  2. water-ski,
  3. water-soak,
  4. water-soluble,
  5. water-trap stomach,
  6. water-vascular system,
  7. water-wave,
  8. water-witch,
  9. waterage,
  10. waterbed


Origin of water-tube boiler

First recorded in 1870–75

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