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Stokehold

noun
1.
(nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired.  Synonyms: fireroom, stokehole.






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"Stokehold" Quotes from Famous Books



... has for some years used the locomotive form of boiler for his steam launches, working them under an air pressure—produced by a fan discharging into a close stokehold—of from 1 in. to 6 in. of water, as may be required. The experiments made gave an evaporation of 7.61 lb. of water from 1 lb. of coal at 212 deg. Fahr., with 2 in. of water pressure, and 6.41 lb. with 6 in. ...
— Scientific American Suppl. No. 299 • Various



Words linked to "Stokehold" :   chamber, sailing, navigation, stokehole, seafaring, fireroom



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