boiler

noun
boil·​er | \ ˈbȯi-lər How to pronounce boiler (audio) \

Definition of boiler

1 : one that boils
2a : 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
d chiefly British : furnace

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When the boiler began operating again, it was not drained. John O'connor, The Seattle Times, "Audit: Slow Legionnaires’ response at Illinois veterans home," 25 Mar. 2019 The power plant also has to reduce bottom ash, a product of the boiler. Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com, "Residents protest Avon Lake power plant wastewater permit: Here's what to know," 2 May 2018 The buildings will also receive new boilers, hot-water heaters and will have a new security system by late 2021, according to NYCHA. Katie Honan, WSJ, "NYCHA Plans to Fix 62,000 Apartments Through Public-Private Partnership," 19 Nov. 2018 Gigi rocked an all-white boiler suit, with an unusual pair of gloves. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid Are Totally Twinning at Paris Fashion Week," 2 Mar. 2019 Such assessments typically are used for big-ticket items like new roofs or boilers, to make up for budget shortfalls or to earmark for future expenses. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen, chicagotribune.com, "How to pass a special assessment with less pain," 13 June 2017 Earlier this year, Susitna Elementary School's boiler went out, causing a flood, and school had to be canceled. Anchorage Daily News, "Freeze or thaw, rain or snow, weather takes a toll on Anchorage schools," 14 Mar. 2018 Greenhouse gases released from wood-burning boilers are not counted in the year-end tally of greenhouse-gas emissions, according to a state Department of Ecology official. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Who would pay a state carbon fee on November ballot, and who gets a pass?," 17 Sep. 2018 The boiler-room brawl was made famous by the Undertaker and Mankind’s wild melee at WWF SummerSlam in 1996. Jay Reddick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Boiler-room brawl set for Major League Wrestling on June 7," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of boiler

circa 1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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boiler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of boiler

: a large container in which water is heated to produce steam in an engine
chiefly British : b

boiler

noun
boil·​er | \ ˈbȯi-lər How to pronounce boiler (audio) \

Kids Definition of boiler

1 : a container in which something is boiled
2 : a tank heating and holding water
3 : a strong metal container used in making steam (as to heat buildings)

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