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boiler

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noun boil·er \ˈbȯi-lər\

Simple Definition of boiler

  • : a large container in which water is heated to produce steam in an engine

Full Definition of boiler

  1. 1 :  one that boils

  2. 2 a :  a vessel used for boiling b :  the part of a steam generator in which water is converted into steam and which consists usually of metal shells and tubes c :  a tank in which water is heated or hot water is stored

Circa 1540

First Known Use of boiler

circa 1540

Rhymes with boiler



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