fireroom


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fireroom

(ˈfaɪəˌrʊm)
n
(Nautical Terms) another name for stokehold

fire•room

(ˈfaɪərˌrum, -ˌrʊm)

n.
a chamber in which the boilers of a steam vessel are fired. Also called stokehole.
[1830–40; Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fireroom - (nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or firedfireroom - (nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
chamber - a natural or artificial enclosed space
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With one fireroom, one engine and one screw, the Ward limped all the way to Brooklyn Navy Yard via Ulithi, Guam, Eniwetok, Pearl Harbor, and the Panama Canal.
Elements of the carrier's huge power plant were still operating, but engineering and machinery officers expressed doubts about how much longer the engine and firerooms could function.