boilerless

boiler

[boi-ler]
noun
1.
a closed vessel or arrangement of vessels and tubes, together with a furnace or other heat source, in which steam or other vapor is generated from water to drive turbines or engines, supply heat, process certain materials, etc. Compare fire-tube boiler, water-tube boiler.
2.
a vessel, as a kettle, for boiling or heating.
3.
British. a large tub in which laundry is boiled or sterilized.
4.
a tank in which water is heated and stored, as for supplying hot water.

Origin:
1530–40; boil1 + -er1

boilerless, adjective
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boiler (ˈbɔɪlə)
 
n
1.  a closed vessel or arrangement of enclosed tubes in which water is heated to supply steam to drive an engine or turbine or provide heat
2.  a domestic device burning solid fuel, gas, or oil, to provide hot water, esp for central heating
3.  a large tub for boiling laundry
4.  a tough old chicken for cooking by boiling

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boiler
c.1540, from boil (v.). Meaning "vessel for boiling" is from 1725; steam engine sense is from 1757. Boilermaker "shot of whiskey with a glass of beer" is short for boilermaker's delight (1910), strong cheap whiskey, so called in jest from the notion that it would clean the
scales from the interior of a boiler.
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