Associations to the word «Boiler»

Wiktionary

BOILER, noun. An apparatus that generates heat (usually by burning fuel) and uses it to heat circulating water (or sometimes another liquid) in a closed system that is then used for space heating, swimming pool heating, or domestic hot water or industrial processes.
BOILER, noun. Less commonly, a hot water heater.
BOILER, noun. (approximate definition) A fuel burning apparatus in which water is heated to be used for space heating, swimming pool heating, domestic hot water or industrial processes. (more precisely) An apparatus in which a heat source other than a hot liquid or steam (most commonly burning fuel, exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine or gas turbine, waste heat from a process, solar energy or electricity) is used to heat water (or rarely another liquid), normally in a closed recirculating system under pressure for use as a heat source in calorifiers, heat exchangers or heat emitters, or less commonly (usage synonymous with hot water heater), with partial or no recirculation, for use directly as domestic hot water or process hot water.
BOILER, noun. (approximate definition) A fuel burning apparatus in which water is boiled to produce steam for space heating, power generation, or industrial processes. (more precisely) An apparatus in which a heat source other than a hot liquid or steam (most commonly burning fuel, exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine or gas turbine, waste heat from a process, solar energy or electricity) is used to boil water (or rarely another liquid), under pressure to provide steam (or other gas) for use as a heat source in calorifiers, heat exchangers or heat emitters, or for use directly for humidification, in an industrial process, or to power steam turbines.
BOILER, noun. A kitchen vessel for steaming or boiling food.
BOILER, noun. (UK) (informal) A tough old chicken only suitable for cooking by boiling.
BOILER, noun. A sunken reef, especially a coral reef, on which the sea breaks heavily.
BOILER, noun. (rare) (informal) Boilerplate.
BOILER CUPBOARD, noun. An airing cupboard.
BOILER ROOM, noun. A room in a building that houses the boiler(s) and similar equipment.
BOILER ROOM, noun. A compartment on a steamship that houses the boiler.
BOILER ROOM, noun. (informal) A telemarketing firm that makes cold calls.
BOILER ROOMS, noun. Plural of boiler room
BOILER SUIT, noun. A one-piece suit combining trousers and jacket, worn for heavy or hot manual labour.
BOILER SUITS, noun. Plural of boiler suit
BOILER TICKET, noun. The safety certificate issued for the boiler in a steam locomotive.
BOILER TICKETS, noun. Plural of boiler ticket

Dictionary definition

BOILER, noun. Sealed vessel where water is converted to steam.
BOILER, noun. A metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid.

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