steam boiler

noun

Definition of steam boiler

: a boiler for producing steam

Examples of steam boiler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Faraday studied a terrifying case where a worker was electrocuted by a nearby steam boiler. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Is Water Vapor the Next Great Renewable?," 10 June 2020 The steam boiler chimney was destroyed, and the city’s street lighting operation moved here. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "Old pumping station being transformed as East Baltimore’s Food Hub advances," 9 Nov. 2019 On this day in 1905, the steam boilers of the gunboat Bennington exploded at the H Street Pier killing 66 and injuring 40 more in the worst peacetime naval disaster the nation had yet experienced. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: In 1905 the gunboat Bennington exploded in San Diego harbor," 21 July 2019 Steam is diverted from the ship’s boilers—steam boilers powered by the ship’s nuclear reactors—and piped up to just under the flight deck, where it is held and pressurized in special tanks. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Trump Tells U.S. Navy to Go Back to Steam Catapults," 30 May 2019 The Holman was a smooth bore, muzzle-loading gun connected by pipes to the ship's steam boiler instead of relying on gunpowder, which was always in short supply during the early days of World War II. William Gurstelle, Popular Mechanics, "How the Humble Potato Cannon Served the Allies in World War Two," 4 Apr. 2017 Over the last several decades, the Kuznetsov had already been beset by fires, budget cuts, and busted steam boilers. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s Hard-Luck Carrier Damaged in Shipyard Accident," 30 Oct. 2018 That shorter list includes parts for aircraft-engine turbines, submersible electric pumps, locomotives and steam boilers. Theo Francis, WSJ, "Caught in Trump’s Trade Fight: GE Factories in Wisconsin, South Carolina," 24 June 2018 The ship's propulsion system is unreliable, its steam boilers prone to breaking down so frequently an oceangoing tugboat always accompanies it on long distance voyages. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia's Dilapidated Aircraft Carrier To Get a Downer of an Upgrade," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of steam boiler

1805, in the meaning defined above

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“Steam boiler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steam%20boiler. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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