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water-tube boiler

[waw-ter-toob, -tyoob, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌtub, -ˌtyub, ˈwɒt ər-/
noun
1.
a boiler for generating steam by passing water in tubes (water tubes) through flames and hot gases.
Compare fire-tube boiler.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • In this water-tube boiler, feedwater flows through tubes where hot gases from the combustion process heat the water.

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