firebox
noun Date: 1791 1. a chamber (as of a furnace or steam boiler) that contains a fire 2. a box containing an apparatus for transmitting an alarm to a fire station

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  • Firebox — may refer to: *Firebox (locomotive), the area where the fuel is burned in a steam engine. *Firebox (architecture), the part of a fireplace where fuel is combusted. *Firebox (moonshine), a construction used to conceal flames during the manufacture …   Wikipedia

  • firebox — [fīr′bäks΄] n. 1. the place for the fire in a locomotive engine, stove, etc. 2. Obs. a tinderbox …   English World dictionary

  • firebox — /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… …   Universalium

  • firebox — noun a) The chamber of a steam engine, or a steam locomotive, in which the fuel is burned. b) The part of a fireplace where the fuel is burned …   Wiktionary

  • firebox — n. furnace used to generate steam in a locomotive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • firebox — noun the chamber of a steam engine or boiler in which the fuel is burnt …   English new terms dictionary

  • firebox — fire•box [[t]ˈfaɪərˌbɒks[/t]] n. 1) ene the box or chamber containing the fire of a steam boiler, furnace, etc 2) a box or panel with a device for notifying the fire station of an outbreak of fire • Etymology: 1545–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • firebox — /ˈfaɪəbɒks/ (say fuyuhboks) noun 1. the box or chamber in which the fire of a fuel stove, steam boiler, etc., is placed. 2. the furnace of a steam engine, where coal, oil or other fuel is burnt for the purpose of generating steam. 3. Obsolete →… …   Australian English dictionary

  • firebox — n. the fuel chamber of a steam engine or boiler …   Useful english dictionary

  • Firebox Records — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Firebox Records Fundada abril de 2001 Fundador(es) Rami Hippi Distribuidor Varios Género(s) Varios País de Origen …   Wikipedia Español

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