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  1. steam table

    • noun

      (in a cafeteria or restaurant) a table with slots to hold food containers which are kept hot by steam circulating beneath them.
    • noun

      an effervescent beer brewed chiefly in the western US.
    • noun

      a tug that is powered by steam.
    • noun

      the time when trains were drawn by steam locomotives.
    • noun

      power that is applied to an engine by the force of steam.
    • noun

      a turbine in which a high-velocity jet of steam rotates a bladed disc or drum.
    • noun

      an excavator that is powered by steam.
    • noun

      distillation of a liquid in a current of steam, used especially to purify liquids that are not very volatile and are immiscible with water.
    • noun

      a steam-filled casing that is fitted around a cylinder in order to heat its contents.
    • noun

      a fairground pipe organ that is driven by a steam engine and played by means of a keyboard or a system of punched cards.
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