Fire-box meaning

The hearth of a metal-forging shop; the forge of a smithy.
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An enclosed hearth with hatch for refueling that is attached to or built into a boiler that supplies steam for mechanical power.

The brakeman had to help the fireman shovel coal into the firebox as the engineer coaxed his locomotive up grade.

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The internal hearth of a furnace, stove, or heater.
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The hearth of an outdoor grill.

When the bottom of the grill firebox burned through, everybody ran over and stomped embers too keep the picnic shelter from catching fire.

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