Definition of Donkey boiler

1. Noun. (nautical) an extra boiler (as a ship's boiler that is used while the ship is in port).

Exact synonyms: Auxiliary Boiler
Generic synonyms: Boiler, Steam Boiler
Category relationships: Ship

Definition of Donkey boiler

1. Noun. A water-heating system for domestic use, consisting of a drum of water mounted above a fire. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Donkey Boiler

donk bet
donk bets
donk betting
donkey's ears
donkey's years
donkey bid
donkey boiler (current term)
donkey cart
donkey ears
donkey engine
donkey jacket
donkey keepers
donkey pump
donkey punched
donkey punches
donkey punching
donkey vote
donkey voter

Literary usage of Donkey boiler

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects by Royal Institution of Naval Architects (1877)
"For instance, some engineers fit a suction to the donkey from the bottom of the boiler and having first raised steam in the donkey boiler, as soon as fires ..."

2. Marine Boiler Management and Construction: Being a Treatise on Boiler by Johann Phillip Edmond Charles Stromeyer (1901)
"The fires in the main boiler are usually lighted by throwing some burning fuel from the donkey boiler into the main furnaces; but if this cannot be done, ..."

3. A Pocket-book of Marine Engineering Rules and Tables: For the Use of Marine by Albert Edward Seaton, Henry Morrison Rounthwaite (1922)
"Where the boiler-room bulkhead is recessed for a donkey boiler, the recess is ... The deck on which fires may be drawn from any donkey boiler is also to be ..."

4. Encyclopaedia of Ships and Shipping by Herbert B. Mason (1908)
"... his special study and care, and has designed and patented the " Buckland Vertical donkey boiler " and the " Stanley Spherical Marine Boiler. ..."

5. The Electrical Engineer (1898)
"As a rule, it is necessary that the electric light machinery shall be able to be worked off the donkey boiler, as it would be uneconomical to keep one of ..."

6. Practical Shipbuilding: A Treatise on the Structural Design and Building of by A. Campbell Holms (1918)
"In small vessels the donkey boiler is usually a vertical one (Plate 109) ... A stokehold donkey boiler is often of vertical type, for it occupies little ..."

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