donkey boiler

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Noun1.donkey boiler - (nautical) an extra boiler (as a ship's boiler that is used while the ship is in port)
boiler, steam boiler - sealed vessel where water is converted to steam
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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I was also pleased that there was a central shower block, with a basin, flushing toilets and a donkey boiler for hot showers.
"All were different." Gordon's introduction to steam came when his father Joe, Middlesbrough chief reporter for The Northern Echo, bought him a donkey boiler.
After a shower beneath a bright blue sky, with water heated by a donkey boiler in the electricity-free camp, calm is restored.