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Boiler meaning

boiler - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who boils.
  2. 2. A vessel in which any thing is boiled.
  3. 3. A strong metallic vessel, usually of wrought iron plates riveted together, or a composite structure variously formed, in which steam is generated for driving engines, or for heating, cooking, or other purposes.
  4. 4. A sunken reef; esp., a coral reef on which the sea breaks heavily.
  5. 5. A vessel for boiling.

boiler - examples of usage

  1. The steam- plough will not work itself; each of the two engines requires two men to attend to it; one, and often two, ride on the plough itself; another goes with the water- cart to feed the boiler: others with the waggon for coal. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. These are not always forthcoming in the early morning, but they begin as soon as they can get water for the boiler, and do not stop till the field be finished or it is dark. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. He will see it patiently waiting, with a slight curl of steam over the boiler, by the wayside inn while its attendants take their lunch. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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