Definition of engine room in English:

engine room


  • 1The part of a ship or building in which the engines are housed.

    ‘the vessel reported a fire in its engine room’
    • ‘A petrol explosion saw the engine room engulfed in flames and the crew abandon ship.’
    • ‘The hull is completely intact, and a visit to the engine room is a must.’
    • ‘In the very bottom of the ship was the engine room, which could only be reached from the outside.’
    • ‘The next set of holes presents a selection of ways into the engine room and around the top of the diesel engines.’
    • ‘In the interests of safety, the engine room and lower decks have been sealed off.’
    • ‘Some believe the Antarctic to be the engine room of world climate, as changes here have a bearing across the globe.’
    • ‘She has an engine room which has three engines.’
    • ‘All were rescued except two crew members who perished in the engine room.’
    • ‘Mr Curry said they decided to secure the engine room last Thursday because of fears for the ship's safety.’
    • ‘We checked the massive engine room and filmed the now rusty gears on the open gearbox.’
    • ‘It will sail to Zeebrugge using the power from the engine in its other engine room.’
    • ‘The damage extended from the bow to the forward engine room below the water line.’
    • ‘Back toward the stern, the engine room was a claustrophobic tangle of boiler and pipes and driveshafts.’
    • ‘The operations room, for example, has plenty of machinery still in place, and there is plenty to see in the engine room as well.’
    • ‘Knowing she didn't have time to check them all she started for the engine room of the ship.’
    • ‘I went to photograph the engine room of a steam ship and in there were models of cargo ships.’
    • ‘There is access to the lower deck and engine room.’
    • ‘The power came from a spinning metal shaft run through from the engine room, geared up through a transmission.’
    • ‘The ship's engine room was easily accessible through the rotting deck.’
    • ‘He had been down in the engine room when his ship was torpedoed and was only just able to get out in time.’
    1. 1.1 The principal source of energy, activity, or strength in a particular context.
      ‘this region was the engine room of the economic boom’


engine room

/ˈɛndʒən ˌrum/