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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A compartment in a steam engine through which steam is delivered from the boiler to a cylinder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the box or chamber from which steam is distributed to the cylinder of a steam engine, steam pump, etc., and which usually contains one or more valves; -- called also valve chest, and valve box. See Illust. of Slide valve, under Slide.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the chamber from which steam is distributed to a cylinder

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