Meaning of FIREBOX in English


/fuyeur"boks'/ , n.

1. the box or chamber containing the fire of a steam boiler, furnace, etc.

2. the furnace of a locomotive, where coal, oil, or other fuel is burned to generate steam.

3. a box or panel with a device for notifying the fire station of an outbreak of fire.

4. Obs. a tinderbox.

[ 1545-55; FIRE + BOX 1 ]

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