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Definition: Tubular boiler
, a. [L. tubulus, dim. of tubus a tube, or
pipe. See Tube
Having the form of a tube, or pipe; consisting of a pipe;
fistular; as, a tubular snout; a tubular calyx. Also,
containing, or provided with, tubes.
. See under Boiler
(Med.), a variety of respiratory sound,
heard on auscultation over the lungs in certain cases of
disease, resembling that produced by the air passing
through the trachea.
, a bridge in the form of a hollow trunk or
tube, made of iron plates riveted together, as the
Victoria bridge over the St. Lawrence, at Montreal,
Canada, and the Britannia bridge over the Menai Straits.
, a plate girder having two or more vertical
webs with a space between them.
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