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boiler house

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Definition of boiler house in English:

noun

1A building containing a device for heating water: an old boiler house at the end of the garden
More example sentences
  • There was a plume of what looked like smoke coming out of the boiler house attached to the bungalow.
  • The industrial infrastructure needed to keep the university running included a huge boiler house, a feature the university was so proud of it took visitors to see it.
  • The entire boiler house has been completely demolished.
2 Rugby The second row in a scrum formation: the sheer power and bulk in the Castleknock boiler house he is set to partner Ian Evans in the boiler house for Wales
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  • He adds his 18 stone to the boiler house after being asked to address his fitness levels back in December and responding with gratifying enthusiasm.
  • There is a suspicion that the selectors may have dropped the wrong lock to the bench last weekend to make way for his move into the boilerhouse.
  • His 10th game in the boilerhouse was his first-team debut for Dundee, and shortly afterwards he moved into the back row.

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