fire-room

fireroom

[fahyuhr-room, -room]
noun Nautical.
a chamber in which the boilers of a steam vessel are fired.
Also called stokehold, stokehole.


Origin:
1830–40; Americanism

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fireroom

noun
(nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired [syn: stokehold
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