Definition of smokebox in English:


Syllabification: smoke·box
Pronunciation: /ˈsmōkˌbäks


  • 1A device for catching or producing and containing smoke, in particular.
  • 1.1An oven for smoking food.
  • 1.2The chamber in a steam engine or boiler between the flues and the funnel or chimney stack.
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    • On 610-614 the combustion chamber ahead of the smokebox was made a foot longer; the tubes and flues, thus reduced a foot in length, were, at 20 feet long, precisely the length needed for best absorption of heat.
    • Operation probably isn't possible without a whole new boiler, and the holey smokebox will need heavy patching even if it doesn't get one.
    • Slipping at starting was rare, however, due to a very careful design of regulator valve in the smokebox; very small adjustments could be achieved, and any slip could be quickly checked.
  • 1.3 another term for smoker ( sense 4).

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