engine room

noun

Definition of engine room

: a room (as on a steamer) in which an engine is located

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First Known Use of engine room

1749, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of engine room was in 1749

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“Engine room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engine%20room. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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