steam boiler

noun

Definition of steam boiler

: a boiler for producing steam

Examples of steam boiler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, baltimoresun.com, 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 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, 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, 30 Oct. 2018 That shorter list includes parts for aircraft-engine turbines, submersible electric pumps, locomotives and steam boilers. Theo Francis, WSJ, 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of steam boiler

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of steam boiler was in 1805

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“Steam boiler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steam%20boiler. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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