Meaning of firebox

fire•box

Pronunciation: (fīr'boks"), [key]
— n.
  1. the box or chamber containing the fire of a steam boiler, furnace, etc.
  2. the furnace of a locomotive, where coal, oil, or other fuel is burned to generate steam.
  3. a box or panel with a device for notifying the fire station of an outbreak of fire.
  4. a tinderbox.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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