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firebox

[fahyuh r-boks] /ˈfaɪərˌbɒks/
noun
1.
the box or chamber containing the fire of a steam boiler, furnace, etc.
2.
the furnace of a locomotive, where coal, oil, or other fuel is burned to generate steam.
3.
a box or panel with a device for notifying the fire station of an outbreak of fire.
4.
Obsolete. a tinderbox.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; fire + box1
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British Dictionary definitions for fire box

firebox

/ˈfaɪəˌbɒks/
noun
1.
the furnace chamber of a boiler in a steam locomotive
2.
an obsolete word for tinderbox
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