boiler

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noun boil·er \ˈbȯi-lər\

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


BOILER Defined for English Language Learners

boiler

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noun boil·er \ˈbȯi-lər\

Definition of boiler for English Language Learners

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


BOILER Defined for Kids

boiler

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noun boil·er \ˈbȯi-lər\

Definition of boiler for Students

  1. 1 :  a container in which something is boiled

  2. 2 :  a tank heating and holding water

  3. 3 :  a strong metal container used in making steam (as to heat buildings)



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