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

  • n. An area, as in a building or on a ship, that houses one or more steam boilers or hot-water tanks.
  • n. Informal A room staffed with telemarketers who use illegal or high-pressure sales tactics to sell stock, commodities, or land, for example.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A room in a building that houses the boiler(s) and similar equipment.
  • n. A compartment on a steamship that houses the boiler.
  • n. A room full of telemarketers making cold calls.

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