Definition of boiler house in US English:

boiler house


  • 1A building containing a device for heating water.

    ‘the project entails constructing a new boiler house to contain two new boilers’
    • ‘There is a boiler house for the oil fired heating system.’
    • ‘Residents were told last Monday a boiler house would be shut down for two days for plumbing work.’
    • ‘The complex was served by a coal-fired boiler house.’
    • ‘The entire boiler house has been completely demolished.’
    • ‘The industrial infrastructure needed to keep the university running included a huge boiler house, a feature the university was so proud of it took visitors to see it.’
    • ‘The exterior contains a spacious garden to the rear with a patio area and a boiler house.’
    • ‘Outside there is a garage, a store and a boiler house.’
    • ‘There was a plume of what looked like smoke coming out of the boiler house attached to the bungalow.’
    • ‘Asbestos was in the pipe lagging and in the boiler house and all that was stripped out.’
    • ‘The large boiler house also functions as a utility room.’
  • 2Rugby
    The second row in a scrum formation.

    ‘the sheer power and bulk in the Castleknock boiler house’
    ‘he is set to partner Ian Evans in the boiler house for Wales’
    • ‘He is not best suited to the graft and grind of the second row boilerhouse.’
    • ‘He will welcome his start in the boiler-house.’
    • ‘There is a suspicion that the selectors may have dropped the wrong lock to the bench last weekend to make way for his move into the boilerhouse.’
    • ‘He adds his 18 stone to the boiler house after being asked to address his fitness levels back in December and responding with gratifying enthusiasm.’
    • ‘His 10th game in the boilerhouse was his first-team debut for Dundee, and shortly afterwards he moved into the back row.’