water-tube boiler

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water-tube boiler

[waw-ter-toob, -tyoob, wot-er-]
noun
a boiler for generating steam by passing water in tubes (water tubes) through flames and hot gases.


Origin:
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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