from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as stokehold, below.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A room or space in front of the furnaces or steam-boilers on a ship, devoted to the management of the boilers and the supply of the furnaces with coal. Also called stoke-hole.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired
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"The shift in the fireroom is short-handed," said the voice.
I was certainly the first fireroom officer aboard the Taussig who ever conducted his own hull inspections — I did my own diving — and who wore green fatigues while pawling over, under, around, and through the whole boiler and propulsion system before I signed off that any specific work had been done.
There were injuries, bruises, a broken arm, and a fatality when a man fell from a catwalk in the forward fireroom.
He was about to tell Hans of his discovery in the after fireroom, but thought better of it.
"You look like a regular snipe, Ranke," said Erich Hippke, Quartermaster with the watch after Kurt's, as Kurt climbed out of the fireroom.
He knew there was a small room behind it, inside one of the blower shafts which brought outside air to the fireroom.
Later, when his nerves had settled somewhat, Kurt eased through a hatch into the after fireroom, which had been secured since the damage to the port screw.
"No, only put me in the fireroom, shoveling coal in the furnace."
I wouldn't have stuck it out in that fireroom for one day.
He gave me an easy one, for a boy, but I struck and asked for a man's work, and got it -- in the fireroom.