Definitions

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  • n. The deckhouse above a ship's boiler and engine room.

Etymologies

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boiler +‎ house

Examples

  • Most of the "drop dead" deer I have killed have been hit through the shoulder or the boilerhouse with NBTs.

    Very Little Drops Dead

  • The engines were located beneath the Brooklyn approach, but their boilerhouse, at Washington and Prospect, with its very conspicuous smokestack, was one of the other changes brought to the neighborhood by the bridge.

    The Great Bridge

  • Here are included all the problems in the mills, in the boilerhouse, in the centrifugal equipment.

    CASTRO LAUNCHES 10-MILLION TON SUGAR HARVEST

  • The proposal would see visitors walking into an open public courtyard off a newly landscaped Exhibition Road through the screen erected by Sir Aston Webb in 1909 to hide the boilerhouse yard.

    The Guardian World News

  • Scrum-halves Mike Blair, Chris Cusiter and Rory Lawson have shared captaincy duties in recent Tests, but the coach has turned to the boilerhouse for his Six Nations skipper.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Matthew Rees, if fit, or Huw Bennett will probably start at No 2 with Bradley Davies or Ian Gough vying to come into the boilerhouse and Jonathan Thomas into the back row.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • If, over the course of many decades, England supporters could guarantee a top-notch performance in one area of the side, it was in the boilerhouse of the scrum.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Another fringe international living in the shadow of the big two in the boilerhouse.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Many years ago, when I was a child and still lived in UK, My Grandfather discovered a European wasp nest inside the small wood furnace of his boilerhouse which was adjacent to his greenhouse.

    National Nine News

  • When David Lees came to photograph the angeli in the boilerhouse for Life, the book leaves looked like an enormous flock of doves descending.

    The Seattle Times

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