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Definition: Barrel of a boiler
(b[a^]r"r[e^]l), n.[OE. barel, F. baril, prob.
fr. barre bar. Cf. Barricade
1. A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth,
and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with
hoops, and having flat ends or heads; as, a cracker
barrel. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical
container made of metal, usually called a drum
[1913 Webster +PJC]
2. The quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies
for different articles and also in different places for
the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A
barrel of wine is 311/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196
3. A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case; as, the barrel
of a windlass; the barrel of a watch, within which the
spring is coiled.
4. A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is
5. A jar. [Obs.] --1 Kings xvii. 12.
6. (Zo["o]l.) The hollow basal part of a feather.
(Com.), a measure equal to five cubic feet,
used in estimating capacity, as of a vessel for freight.
(Arch.), a drain in the form of a cylindrical
Barrel of a boiler
, the cylindrical part of a boiler,
containing the flues.
Barrel of the ear
(Anat.), the tympanum, or tympanic
, an instrument for producing music by the
action of a revolving cylinder.
. See under Vault
1. One who boils.
2. A vessel in which any thing is boiled.
Note: The word boiler is a generic term covering a great
variety of kettles, saucepans, clothes boilers,
evaporators, coppers, retorts, etc.
3. (Mech.) A strong metallic vessel, usually of wrought iron
plates riveted together, or a composite structure
variously formed, in which steam is generated for driving
engines, or for heating, cooking, or other purposes.
Note: The earliest steam boilers were usually spheres or
sections of spheres, heated wholly from the outside.
Watt used the wagon boiler (shaped like the top of a
covered wagon) which is still used with low pressures.
Most of the boilers in present use may be classified as
plain cylinder boilers, flue boilers, sectional and
Barrel of a boiler
, the cylindrical part containing the
, Boiler iron
, plate or rolled iron of about
a quarter to a half inch in thickness, used for making
boilers and tanks, for covering ships, etc.
, one which consists of a single iron
are usually single shells containing a small
number of large flues, through which the heat either
passes from the fire or returns to the chimney, and
sometimes containing a fire box inclosed by water.
, a boiler which contains an inclosed fire
box and a large number of small flues leading to the
. Same as Tubular boiler
, a boiler composed of a number of
sections, which are usually of small capacity and similar
to, and connected with, each other. By multiplication of
the sections a boiler of any desired capacity can be built
, a boiler containing tubes which form flues,
and are surrounded by the water contained in the boiler.
See Illust. of Steam boiler
, under Steam
. See under Tubulous
. See Tube
, n., 6,
and 1st Flue