steam boiler


: a boiler for producing steam

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The distilling process is powered by an electric steam boiler. IEEE Spectrum, 29 Mar. 2023 Every winter, the old-fashioned steam boiler in the basement stops working — on what feels like the coldest days of the year. Wilfred Chan, Curbed, 8 Dec. 2022 Fry, also an associate professor in chemical engineering at BYU, is working in an adjacent building on a next-generation system that uses supercritical carbon-dioxide instead of a conventional steam boiler. Tim Fitzpatrick, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 July 2022 The old dinosaur of a steam boiler waited after the bend. Karen Russell, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 Faraday studied a terrifying case where a worker was electrocuted by a nearby steam boiler. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 10 June 2020 The steam boiler chimney was destroyed, and the city’s street lighting operation moved here. Jacques Kelly,, 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, 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, 30 May 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of steam boiler was in 1805

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“Steam boiler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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