steam boiler


Definition of steam boiler 

: a boiler for producing steam

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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 On this day in 1865, a steamboat carrying 2,300 recently released Union POWs, crew and civilians sank after several of its steam boilers exploded. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "This Civil War Boat Explosion Killed More People Than the ‘Titanic’," 27 Apr. 2017

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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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