A form of boiler in which steam is generated by circulating water through tubes exposed to the source of heat (as opposed to the more usual arrangement in which tubes carry hot gases through the water).
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- Between the tanks, the two Babcock water-tube boilers are rectangular in section and mounted across the ship.
- In addition, Blackburn and his employees rebuilt both of the university's 60,000-pound, water-tube boilers and added economizers to them.
- Late in the life of his business he devised a type of water-tube boiler, which was not favoured by customers due to the difficulty of carrying out repairs; he stuck to it, and it was partly responsible for the demise of his business.