steamer

Definitions

  • A NILE STEAMER
    A NILE STEAMER
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v steamer travel by means of steam power "The ship steamed off into the Pacific"
    • n steamer an edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe
    • n steamer a ship powered by one or more steam engines
    • n steamer a cooking utensil that can be used to cook food by steaming it
    • n steamer a clam that is usually steamed in the shell
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Additional illustrations & photos:

EXAMINATION SERVICE PATROL BOARDING AN INCOMING STEAMER EXAMINATION SERVICE PATROL BOARDING AN INCOMING STEAMER
Stevens's Screw Steamer Stevens's Screw Steamer
Stevens's Twin-Screw Steamer Stevens's Twin-Screw Steamer
THE INDIAN PILOTS RESCUE PASSENGERS FROM THE STEAMER ON THE ROCKS THE INDIAN PILOTS RESCUE PASSENGERS FROM THE STEAMER ON THE ROCKS
HAULING A STEAMER UP THE NILE RAPIDS HAULING A STEAMER UP THE NILE RAPIDS
Steamer Steamer
Steamer ship painting Steamer ship painting

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Steamer A road locomotive for use on common roads, as in agricultural operations.
    • Steamer A steam fire engine. See under Steam.
    • Steamer A vessel in which articles are subjected to the action of steam, as in washing, in cookery, and in various processes of manufacture.
    • Steamer A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat.
    • Steamer (Zoöl) The steamer duck.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n steamer One who or that which steams, in any sense. Specifically— A steam-box.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Steamer a vessel moved by steam: a road-locomotive, &c.: a vessel in which articles are steamed
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. steám; cog. with Dut. stoom.

Usage

In literature:

From Kobe the tourist makes the trip through the Inland Sea by steamer.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
A few small steamers and schooners ply at irregular intervals between Noumea and the New Hebrides.
"Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific" by Felix Speiser
He would even charter the Champion steamer, if he could get her.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
Heat for half an hour in the steamer at 100 deg.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
We went on board the steamer Ocean Queen, in New York, on the 12th of January.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
While I waited on the deck of the steamer I met M. He was alone as I was; but he looked much less frightened than I felt.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
Suppose, my young friend, you and I go to work and help the steamer along a little?
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
There's a chance for you to work your way back to the coast on the Hudson Bay steamer.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
They could see the trailing black banners of smoke from the steamer.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The whistle announced the arrival of a steamer.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
Yank drew passage on the first steamer.
"Gold" by Stewart White
And so one fine afternoon I found myself on board that steamer as commander for one week.
"Mrs. Cliff's Yacht" by Frank R. Stockton
I'll drop you at a steamer's port in the Channel somewhere some time.
"The Recipe for Diamonds" by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
He took me into another office, and showed me a beautiful model of a steamer.
"Aliens" by William McFee
Our worst wrecks in them days were the steamers.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
But the captain on the steamer did not give in so easily.
"The Adventures of the U-202" by E. Spiegel
Shortly afterward a steamer was sighted coming down the coast.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
In the launch just putting off from the steamer's side stood the Hon.
"The Key to Yesterday" by Charles Neville Buck
The steamer, however, was invisible; the sea of shining haze towards Geneva hid it still; he could not see its outline.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
Steamers and ships will come, but no railroad.
"The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, Vol. IV" by Various
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In poetry:

Not where the huge war steamer plys,
Through hostile seas resistless sweeping,
Led in her wake her battle prize,
To port her course triumphant keeping.
"On The Departure of The Barque "Fame"" by Janet Hamilton
Stranger, whose eyes the shadowy isle survey,
As the black steamer dashes through the bay,
Why ask his buried secret to divine?
He was thy brother; speak, and tell us thine!
"The Exile’s Secret" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But while on nature's loving lap you lie,
The tramp of battle on the land you hear,
You see the steamers as they northward steer
With freedom's flag;—of your name comes a cry.
"Holger Drachmann" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
At last he merely raised his head,
To see the steamers passing by,
Then sank again upon his bed,
And heaved a long-drawn, plaintive sigh;
For how could one explain
That I would come again?
"Leo" by John Lawson Stoddard
But before one-half of them had got ashore,
The women and children were in a state of uproar,
Because the forepart of the Steamer was submerged in the Tay,
Which filled the passengers' hearts with dismay.
"An Excursion Steamer Sunk in the Tay" by William Topaz McGonagall
Hail-farewell! Hail-farewell!
Those passing steamers seem to tell
That all ships, whether slow or fast,
Will cross life's little bay at last,
While we who linger on the strand
Must daily mourn some vanished hand.
"Evanescence" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

A teen talent competition hosted by Creative Arts at the Steamer No 10 Theater under the direction of Suzie Dunn at the end of next month.
Carrollton's namesake steamer destroyed by fire in 1895.
Congrats to the first two winners of our "Where's Steamer ".
This week's dining review features Cajun Steamer , the festive New Orleans-flavored eatery in Cool Springs, which is the third in a nascent Alabama-based chain.
He was casting for Steamer 10's production of Treasure Island, and he needed someone to play the main character, 12-year-old Jim Hawkins.
Steam and poach like a steamer .
Schools for steamer ovens that replace fryers.
For 102 years the steamer New York has rested on the bottom of Lake Huron, but earlier this year.
It was on the afternoon of a warm, murky day late in October that our steamer, the United States, touched the landing at Hilton Head.
Kelly Slater was a happy surfer after he won his heats in Round 2 and 3 on Sunday at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz.
A worker was cooked to death last week in an industrial "steamer machine" at a seafood plant in Santa Fe Springs, authorities said.
Police and fire personnel, responding to a 911 call from the business, found a worker dead inside a cooking device called a "steamer machine," according to KTLA.
MANLIUS –Austin Regenwether and the Fulton Steamers didn't play like a two-win team on Friday night.
The remains of a wooden steamer built 125 years ago recently were uncovered in West Michigan because of lower Great Lakes water levels.
Ashlee Baracy loves this steamer.
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