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Definition of Boiler


  1. One who boils.
  2. A vessel in which any thing is boiled.
  3. A strong metallic vessel, usually of wrought iron plates riveted together, or a composite structure variously formed, in which steam is generated for driving engines, or for heating, cooking, or other purposes.
  4. A sunken reef; esp., a coral reef on which the sea breaks heavily.

Boiler Quotations

Bunny boiler is now part of our language, and I'm proud of that.
Glenn Close

I was perhaps about 10 years old when a local farmer rang us up to say he had found a young badger and would we take it in. So we did; it was a female called Bessy and she lived in the boiler room. She was extremely intelligent, had a very low opinion of cats but loved the dogs. She was pretty well trained; she went in the car.
Owen Paterson

I'd love to spend more time on the Isle of Man. I love the anonymity of putting on a boiler suit and going down to buy parts for the compressor. And Norman Wisdom's a neighbour; I salute him occasionally.
John Rhys-Davies

Writers collect stories of rituals: John Cheever putting on a jacket and tie to go down to the basement, where he kept a desk near the boiler room. Keats buttoning up his clean white shirt to write in, after work.
Mona Simpson

I don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode.
Hedy Lamarr
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Boiler Translations

boiler in Dutch is ketel, stoomketel
boiler in French is chaudron
boiler in German is Kocher, Erhitzer, Kessel
boiler in Norwegian is kjele
boiler in Portuguese is caldeira
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