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1. The space about the opening in a furnace or boiler.
2. Nautical A stokehold.
[Translation of Dutch stookgat.]
1. (Nautical Terms) another word for stokehold
2. (Railways) a hole in a furnace through which it is stoked
1. Also, stoke•hold (-ˌhoʊld) fireroom.
2. a hole in a furnace through which the fire is stoked.