beehive oven
noun Date: circa 1881 an arched oven used especially for baking food and formerly for coking coal

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  • Beehive oven — A beehive oven was used to turn coal into coke. References* [http://patheoldminer.rootsweb.com/coke2.html The Manufacture of Coke in a Beehive Coke Oven] The History of Beehive Ovens in West Blocton, AL [http://www.wbbm.org/history west… …   Wikipedia

  • beehive oven — noun : a now little used arched coke oven in which heat is supplied by partial combustion of the coal within the oven chamber and no by products are recovered …   Useful english dictionary

  • beehive — /bee huyv /, n. 1. a habitation or dwelling place constructed for bees, usually either dome shaped or box shaped. 2. a natural habitation of bees, as a hollowed out tree. 3. a crowded, busy place. 4. something resembling an artificial beehive in… …   Universalium

  • beehive coke — noun : coke that is made in a beehive oven and is usually of large size and hard stringy structure …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oven — depicted in a painting by Jean François Millet An oven is a thermally insulated chamber used for the heating, baking or drying of a substance.[1] It is most commonly used for cooking …   Wikipedia

  • oven — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. stove, range, roaster, broiler; hearth; furnace, kiln; rotisserie, rotary oven, Dutch oven, hibachi; convection or microwave oven. See heat. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. stove, toaster oven, rotisserie,… …   English dictionary for students

  • beehive coke — n coke manufactured in beehive, rectangular, or similar forms of ovens in a horizontal bed, where heat for the coking process is secured by combustion within the oven chamber …   Coke&Coal Terminology

  • coke oven — noun : an oven made usually of refractory brick and blocks and used for carbonization (as of coal) for the production of coke see beehive oven, by product oven * * * an oven for the conversion of coal into coke by heating the coal in the absence… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Masonry oven — A wood burning brick oven. A masonry oven, colloquially known as a brick oven or stone oven, is an oven consisting of a baking chamber made of fireproof brick, concrete, stone, or clay. Though traditionally wood fired, coal fired ovens were… …   Wikipedia

  • Coke Oven —   A chamber of brick or other heat resistant material in which coal is heated to separate the coal gas, coal water, and tar. The coal gas and coal water fuse together with carbon and the remaining ash, forming a hard residue commonly referred to… …   Energy terms

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