stokehole definition by Webster's New World
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- the opening in a furnace or boiler through which the fuel is put
- a space in front of a furnace or boiler from which the fire is tended, as on a ship
- stokehold (sense )
Origin: stoke plush hole: in part translated, translation of Dutch stookgat ; from stoken, to stoke plush gat, hole
stokehole definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The space about the opening in a furnace or boiler.
- Nautical A stokehold.
Origin: Translation of Dutch stookgat.