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  • n  (nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired

  • One night a stoker, firing oil burners with a blow torch, accidentally set fire to some spilled mazut (fuel oil) in the stokehold.
  • This writer after four hours on watch in the hot stokehold has rushed topsides to finish Homer's Iliad.

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