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fire·box

 (fīr′bŏks′)
n.
1. A chamber, such as the furnace of a steam locomotive, in which fuel is burned.
2. A box containing a fire alarm.

firebox

(ˈfaɪəˌbɒks)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) the furnace chamber of a boiler in a steam locomotive
2. an obsolete word for tinderbox

fire•box

(ˈfaɪərˌbɒks)

n.
1. the box or chamber containing the fire of a steam boiler, furnace, etc.
2. a box or panel with a device for notifying the fire station of an outbreak of fire.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firebox - a furnace (as on a steam locomotive) in which fuel is burnedfirebox - a furnace (as on a steam locomotive) in which fuel is burned
furnace - an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
steam locomotive - a locomotive powered by a steam engine
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