live steam [lahyv] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- steam direct from the boiler and at full pressure, ready for use in work.
- steam that has performed no work or only part of its work.
Origin of live steam An Americanism dating back to 1870–75 Examples from the Web for live steam Historical Examples of live steam
He peeled off the helmet and unzipped the suit which was reaching the thermal levels of a live-steam bath.
British Dictionary definitions for live steam live steam noun
- steam supplied directly from a boiler at full pressure, before it has performed any work