from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A device or apparatus for causing air to move or for creating a draft, as in a chimney, by a jet of steam. The jet is usually central in the axis of a tube of larger cross-section; the rush of steam at high velocity entrains with it the air or gas and thus causes a flow.
- n. Any air-moving apparatus, such as a fan or other blower, driven by a steam-motor.
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Every solid-fuel boiler should have a steam-blower in the chimney for drawing up the fire; and if a really fierce blaze is aimed at, the exhaust from the engine should be utilized for the same purpose.