live steam
noun Date: circa 1875 steam direct from a boiler and under full pressure

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Live steam — Live Live (l[imac]v), a. [Abbreviated from alive. See {Alive}, {Life}.] 1. Having life; alive; living; not dead. [1913 Webster] If one man s ox hurt another s, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it. Ex. xxi. 35 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • live steam — ☆ live steam n. steam that comes directly from the boiler before its expansion in work, as distinguished from exhaust steam …   English World dictionary

  • live steam — live′ steam′ [[t]laɪv[/t]] n. mac steam direct from the boiler and at full pressure, ready for use in work • Etymology: 1870–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • live steam — noun steam coming from a boiler at full pressure • Hypernyms: ↑steam * * * noun : steam direct from a boiler and under full pressure * * * /luyv/ 1. steam direct from the boiler and at full pressure, ready for use in work. 2. steam that has… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Live Steam — Живые паровозы (англ. Live Steam)  американский журнал. Журнал основан в 1966 году и посвящён паровозам, любителям паровозов, созданию моделей паровозов. В 2005 году название журнала было изменено на «Live Steam Outdoor Railroading»,… …   Википедия

  • live steam — šviežias garas statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Garas, kuris imamas tiesiai iš garo katilo ir naudojamas garo turbinoje ar technologiniame įrenginyje. atitikmenys: angl. direct steam; live steam vok. Direktdampf, m; Frischdampf, m rus.… …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

  • Live steam — Vapeur vive Rassemblement de machines à vapeur vive Le terme de vapeur vive désigne des modèles réduits de loisir ou d étude, animés par une machine à vapeur. Il s agit le plus souvent de modèles réduits de locomotives à vapeur, de bateaux à… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Live Steam —   Steam available directly from a boiler under full pressure …   Energy terms

  • live steam — /luyv/ 1. steam direct from the boiler and at full pressure, ready for use in work. 2. steam that has performed no work or only part of its work. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • live steam — /laɪv ˈstim/ (say luyv steem) noun 1. steam fresh from the boiler and at full pressure. 2. steam which has performed no work or only part of its work …   Australian English dictionary

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