Definition of stokehold in US English:

stokehold

noun

  • A compartment in a steamship from which the boiler fires are stoked.

    • ‘There are coal bunkers each side of the stokehold and each of these holds 17 tons of steaming coal.’
    • ‘The stokeholds were enclosed, and steam driven fans were used to force air into the stokeholds.’
    • ‘The stokehold vent cover aft of the funnel is also completely gone, with no evidence pointing to any remains.’
    • ‘As shown below, the stokehold vents provided entry for the massive airflow demanded by the boiler fires.’
    • ‘John reports the stokehold was manned by 2 stokers each watch on the 4 hours on, 8 hours off system.’

Pronunciation

stokehold

/ˈstōkˌhōld/