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Definition of "wash-boiler" [wash-boiler]

  • A vessel of sheet-metal in which clothes to be washed are boiled. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "wash-boiler" in a sentence
  • "She went out to the wash-house in the little shed at the back of the garden to fire up the wash-boiler out there, a huge kettle built right into a kind of oven, pump it full of cold water, and add the soap."
  • "Three minutes later, dressed in my outer clothes and dripping like a blanket that's just been hauled from a wash-boiler, I was on my way up the enclosed gangway to the well-deck of the oil-rig a hundred feet above my head."
  • "From the appearance of the wash-boiler, running over with dried apples that were being boiled without care, I judged every thing to be done after the same style."