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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A vessel, usually a cylinder with curved ends, for collecting the steam from a boiler. Such a receptacle is almost always used on a water-tube boiler to permit a sufficient volume of steam to be accumulated so that the pressure will not fluctuate as steam is taken intermittently by the engine.
  • noun A pipe or cylinder on top of or above a steam-boiler and connected thereto by a short neck, serving as a dome to allow the flow of steam from the water to be slow enough therein to permit entrained water to settle at the bottom and be drained back.

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