from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An enlargement in a flue or passage made in order that the velocity of flow through it may be reduced and time be given for dust or other solid matter in suspension to settle.
- n. A space in which water may be allowed or compelled to separate from a current of steam, leaving the latter to move out of it dry and free from suspended water.
- n. A chamber or device by which or in which oil moving in a current of steam or water may be caught and separated from it.
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