firebox

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noun fire·box \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbäks\

Definition of firebox

  1. 1 :  a chamber (as of a furnace or steam boiler) that contains a fire

  2. 2 :  a box containing an apparatus for transmitting an alarm to a fire station

1735

First Known Use of firebox

1735

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