engine room


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engine room

The main source of talent, power, or ability in a team or group, likened to the room that houses a ship's engine. Sarah is our engine room, so with her injured, I'm not sure how we'll be able to win on Saturday.
See also: engine, room
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The heat was so extreme that it melted the aluminium ladders in the engine room.
A rectangular or round mounted display panel with a separate high temperature zone supplies both a visual and audible alarm of threatening amounts of engine room heat.
As the engine room cools, the fans switch back to low speed and then turn off.
The skipper of the 28-metre long boat told the Coastguard a blaze had broken out in the engine room.
But there were fears that it could flare up again before crew were able to re-open the engine room.
A P&O spokesman said the ship has two engine rooms and the latest fire was in a different room to last month's blaze.
At the most accessible opening to the ship's engine room, there was a 10-foot gap between the vessel and the pier.
Minor fires are quite common in engine rooms on ships.
The landing ship HMS Fearless is now in Malta, where an inquiry is underway into the engine room blaze early on Thursday.
You can smell the oil in the engine room, feel the sting of salt spray in an Arctic gale, enjoy the irrepressible humour of the British seamen under every kind of duress, and taste the baked beans in the galley.
The Titanic stopped sending messages from its wireless telegraph when the batteries in the engine room flooded.
Proper marine engine room temperature and combustion air are critical to maximizing engine life and fuel efficiency.
The 1994 modification of the UMC also requires audio and visual alarms to warn personnel when levels of ammonia gas in the engine room air reach alarm levels.
The sea rushed in and flooded the outboard engine room.