air casing


Definition of air casing

1 : a casing (as of sheet iron) surrounding a pipe or reservoir with an air space between to prevent transmission of heat
2 : the coaming around the stack of a ship at the weather deck serving to ventilate the boiler room

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First Known Use of air casing

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Air casing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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