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boiler
water-tube boiler

boil·er

 (boi′lər)
n.
1. An enclosed vessel in which water is heated and circulated, either as hot water or as steam, for heating or power.
2. A container, such as a kettle, for boiling liquids.
3. A storage tank for hot water.

boiler

(ˈbɔɪlə)
n
1. (General Engineering) a closed vessel or arrangement of enclosed tubes in which water is heated to supply steam to drive an engine or turbine or provide heat
2. a domestic device burning solid fuel, gas, or oil, to provide hot water, esp for central heating
3. a large tub for boiling laundry
4. (Cookery) a tough old chicken for cooking by boiling

boil•er

(ˈbɔɪ lər)

n.
1. a closed vessel in which water is heated to make steam for powering turbines, supplying heat, etc.
2. a vessel, as a kettle, for boiling or heating.
3. a tank in which water is heated and stored, as for supplying hot water.
[1530–40]
boil′er•less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boiler - sealed vessel where water is converted to steamboiler - sealed vessel where water is converted to steam
auxiliary boiler, donkey boiler - (nautical) an extra boiler (as a ship's boiler that is used while the ship is in port)
boilerplate - thick plate iron used in the production of boilers
heating plant, heating system, heating, heat - utility to warm a building; "the heating system wasn't working"; "they have radiant heating"
steam engine - external-combustion engine in which heat is used to raise steam which either turns a turbine or forces a piston to move up and down in a cylinder
steam whistle - a whistle in which the sound is produced by steam; usually attached to a steam boiler
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
2.boiler - a metal pot for stewing or boilingboiler - a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
pot - metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
teakettle - kettle for boiling water to make tea
Translations
غلاّيَه، صِهْريجُ الماء السّاخِنمِرْجَل
kotelbojler
centralvarmefyrfyrkedelvarmtvandsbeholder
BoilerKesselSiederWassersieder
höyrykattila
grijač za vodu
bojler
suîuketill; gufuketill
ボイラー
보일러
greleckotliček
panna
หม้อน้ำ
kazanbuhar kazanı
nồi hơi

boiler

[ˈbɔɪləʳ]
A. N
1. (for central heating) → caldera f; (in ship, engine) → calderas fpl (Brit) (for washing clothes) → caldero m, calefón m (S. Cone)
2. (Culin) → gallina f vieja
B. CPD boiler room Nsala f de calderas
boiler suit N (Brit) → mono m, overol m (LAm), mameluco m (S. Cone)

boiler

[ˈbɔɪlər] n (holding water)chaudière fboiler house nchaufferie fboiler room nchaufferie fboiler suit n (British)bleus mpl de travail, bleu m de travail

boiler

n
(domestic) → Boiler m, → Warmwasserbereiter m; (in ship, engine) → (Dampf)kessel m; (old, for washing) → Waschkessel m
(= chicken)Suppenhuhn nt

boiler

:
boiler house
nKesselhaus nt
boilermaker
boilermaking
nKesselbau m
boilerman
nHeizer m
boilerplate letter
n (US) → (Brief)rumpf m
boiler room
nKesselraum m
boiler suit
n (Brit) → Overall m, → blauer Anton (inf), → Blaumann m (inf)

boiler

[ˈbɔɪləʳ] n (gen) → caldaia; (for domestic hot water) → scaldabagno, scaldaacqua m inv

boil1

(boil) verb
1. to turn rapidly from liquid to vapour when heated. I'm boiling the water; The water's boiling.
2. to cook by boiling in water etc. I've boiled the potatoes.
ˈboiler noun
a vessel in which water is heated or steam is produced.
ˈboiling-point noun
the temperature at which something boils.
boil down to
to amount to; to indicate as a final analysis or judgement. It all boils down to money; What it boils down to is that you have to make a choice between family and career.
boil over
to boil and overflow. The pan of water boiled over and spilt on the floor.

boiler

مِرْجَل kotel centralvarmefyr Boiler βραστήρας caldera höyrykattila chaudière grijač za vodu caldaia ボイラー 보일러 boiler kjele bojler caldeira котел panna หม้อน้ำ kazan nồi hơi 锅炉
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Fortunately, the kitchen and boiler fires were still alive, and there was no lack of hot water.
An' that, o' course, kinder hove him outer water, Julluk runnin' a craft ashore; hove him right aout, I take it, to rememberin' Johnstown an' Jacob Boiler an' such-like reminiscences.
The great panther leaped as a kitten leaps at a dead leaf whirling overhead, struck left and right into the empty air, that sang under the strokes, landed noiselessly, and leaped again and again, while the half purr, half growl gathered head as steam rumbles in a boiler.
Don't you remember that her boiler was to be had out in October, and her bath cistern cleaned out, and all kinds of terrible to-doings?
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I shut one eye and peered within--it was flaked with iron rust like an old steamboat boiler.
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and, as the cauldron and the frying-pan did not heed him, and continued their duet, he jumped down from his hogshead, gave a kick to the boiler, which rolled ten paces away bearing the child with it, a kick to the frying-pan, which upset in the fire with all its grease, and gravely remounted his throne, without troubling himself about the stifled tears of the child, or the grumbling of the old woman, whose supper was wasting away in a fine white flame.