a unit of measurement of the ability of a boiler to evaporate water, usually given as the ability to evaporate 34½ pounds (15.6 kg) of water an hour, into dry saturated steam from and at 212°F (100°C).
a closed vessel or arrangement of vessels and tubes, together with a furnace or other heat source, in which steam or other vapor is generated from water to drive turbines or engines, supply heat, process certain materials, etc. Compare fire-tube boiler, water-tube boiler. a vessel, as a kettle, for boiling or heating. British. a large […]
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plating of iron or steel for making the shells of boilers, covering the hulls of ships, etc. Journalism. syndicated or ready-to-print copy, used especially by weekly newspapers. trite, hackneyed writing. the detailed standard wording of a contract, warranty, etc. Informal. phrases or units of text used repeatedly, as in correspondence produced by a word-processing system. […]
a room in a building, ship, etc., that houses one or more steam boilers. Slang. a place where illicit brokers engage in high-pressure selling, over the telephone, of securities of a highly speculative nature or of dubious value. any room or business where salespeople, bill collectors, solicitors for charitable donations, etc., conduct an intensive telephone […]