Definition of firebox in English:

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firebox

Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)rˌbäks/

noun

The chamber of a boiler in which the fuel is burned.
Example sentences
  • The combustion chamber was an extension of the inner firebox into the boiler barrel, to give extra heating surface where the heat is the greatest.
  • For Mr English, whose company English Welding Services has gained a nationwide reputation in steam-traction engineering for repairs to locomotive boilers and fireboxes, the task is one of the most prestigious he has yet undertaken.
  • As we continued up the hill, the sound of air being sucked into the firebox was deafening, even with ear plugs.

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Syllabification: fire·box

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