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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- the place for the fire in a locomotive engine, stove, etc.
- Obsolete a tinderbox
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A chamber, such as the furnace of a steam locomotive, in which fuel is burned.
- A box containing a fire alarm.