1. the box or chamber containing the fire of a steam boiler, furnace, etc.
  2. the furnace of a locomotive, where coal, oil, or other fuel is burned to generate steam.
  3. a box or panel with a device for notifying the fire station of an outbreak of fire.
  4. Obsolete. a tinderbox.


  1. the furnace chamber of a boiler in a steam locomotive
  2. an obsolete word for tinderbox

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