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steam boiler Syllabification: steam boil·er

Definition of steam boiler in English:


A container such as that in a steam engine in which water is boiled to generate steam.
Example sentences
  • He used an old steam boiler, filled with rocks, which was pulled by a horse or bullock team.
  • The collection languished for years in Harrison's steam boiler factory, and Catlin again lobbied the U.S. government to purchase his Indian collection to no avail.
  • Byworth, based in Parkwood Street, is the only remaining independent manufacturer of hot water and steam boilers in the UK.

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