Stokehole Stoke"hole`, n. The mouth to the grate of a furnace; also, the space in front of the furnace, where the stokers stand. [1913 Webster]

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  • stokehole — [stōk′hōl΄] n. [ STOKE1 + HOLE: in part transl. of Du stookgat < stoken, to stoke + gat, hole] 1. the opening in a furnace or boiler through which the fuel is put 2. a space in front of a furnace or boiler from which the fire is tended, as on… …   English World dictionary

  • stokehole — /stohk hohl /, n. 1. Also, stokehold /stohk hohld /. See fire room. 2. a hole in a furnace through which the fire is stoked. [1650 60; STOKE1 + HOLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • stokehole — noun a space in front of a furnace in which a stoker works …   English new terms dictionary

  • stokehole — stoke•hole [[t]ˈstoʊkˌhoʊl[/t]] n. 1) naut. navig. Also, stoke•hold [[t] ˌhoʊld[/t]] fireroom 2) ene a hole in a furnace through which the fire is stoked • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • stokehole — /ˈstoʊkhoʊl/ (say stohkhohl) noun 1. a compartment where furnace fires are worked, as in a steamship. 2. a hole through which a furnace is stoked. {stoke1 + hole} …   Australian English dictionary

  • stokehole — n. a space for stokers in front of a furnace …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Hairy Ape — is an expressionist play by Eugene O Neill (1922). Plot The play tells the story of a brutish, unthinking laborer known as Yank, as he searches for a sense of belonging in a world controlled by the rich. At first Yank feels secure as he stokes… …   Wikipedia

  • fireroom — noun (nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired • Syn: ↑stokehold, ↑stokehole • Topics: ↑seafaring, ↑navigation, ↑sailing • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • stoke|hold — «STOHK HOHLD», noun. 1. the place in a steamship where the furnaces and boilers are. It adjoins or includes the engine room and is usually below the water line. 2. = stokehole. (Cf. ↑stokehole) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fireroom — Stokehold Stoke hold , n. (Naut.) The space, or any of the spaces, in front of the boilers of a ship, from which the furnaces are fed; the stokehole of a ship; also, a room containing a ship s boilers; as, forced draft with closed stokehold;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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