Definition of stokehold in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstəʊkhəʊld/


A compartment in a steamship in which the boilers and furnace are housed.
Example sentences
  • John reports the stokehold was manned by 2 stokers each watch on the 4 hours on, 8 hours off system.
  • There are coal bunkers each side of the stokehold and each of these holds 17 tons of steaming coal.
  • As shown below, the stokehold vents provided entry for the massive airflow demanded by the boiler fires.

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