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  1. steam gauge

    • noun

      a pressure gauge attached to a steam boiler.
    • (of a machine) being operated by steam
    • noun

      an electric iron that emits steam from holes in its flat surface, as an aid to ironing articles that are completely dry.
    • noun

      a container such as that in a steam engine in which water is boiled to generate steam.
    • adjective

      powered by an engine that uses the expansion or rapid condensation of steam:
    • (of a steam locomotive) ready for work, with steam in the boiler
    • noun

      a large steam-powered hammer used in forging.
    • adjective

      not allowing steam to pass through:
    • noun

      a train that is powered by a steam engine.
    • generate enough pressure to drive a steam engine

      (of a project in its early stages) gradually gain more impetus

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