Definitions for steamerˈsti mər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

steam•erˈsti mər(n.)

  1. something propelled or operated by steam, as a steamship.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. one that steams.

    Category: Nautical

  3. a device, pot, or container in which something is steamed.

  4. Category: Invertebrates

    Ref: soft-shell clam.

  5. (v.i.)to travel by steamship.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of steamer:

1805–15

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soft-shell clam, steamer, steamer clam, long-neck clam(noun)

    a clam that is usually steamed in the shell

  2. steamer(noun)

    a cooking utensil that can be used to cook food by steaming it

  3. steamer, steamship(noun)

    a ship powered by one or more steam engines

  4. soft-shell clam, steamer, steamer clam, long-neck clam, Mya arenaria(verb)

    an edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe

  5. steamer, steam(verb)

    travel by means of steam power

    "The ship steamed off into the Pacific"

Wiktionary

  1. steamer(Noun)

    A cooking appliance that cooks by steaming.

  2. steamer(Noun)

    A vessel in which articles are subjected to the action of steam, as in washing, and in various processes of manufacture.

  3. steamer(Noun)

    A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat.

  4. steamer(Noun)

    A steam-powered road locomotive; a traction engine.

  5. steamer(Noun)

    A wetsuit which has long sleeves and long legs.

  6. steamer(Noun)

    A dish of steamed clams.

  7. steamer(Noun)

    The steamer duck; a genus of ducks in the bird family Anatidae. All of the four species occur in South America, and all except one are flightless.

    Note: see Wikipedia article on

  8. steamer(Noun)

    A food made by cooking diced meat very slowly in a tightly sealed pot, with a minimum of flavourings, allowing it to steam in its own juices. Popular circa 1850 but apparently no longer so by the 1900s.

    1864: of all the dishes ever brought to table, nothing equals that of the steamer uE000180922uE001 Edward Abbott, The English and Australian Cookery Book: Cookery for the Many, as Well as for the 'Upper Ten Thousand', London, 1864, in turn giving as his source "Australia, by Melville" (quoted in Acquired Tastes: Celebrating Australia's Culinary History, Colin Bannerman (and others), published by the National Library of Australia, 1998, ISBN 0-642-10693-2, page 14)

  9. steamer(Noun)

    A steam fire engine, a fire engine consisting of a steam boiler and engine, and pump which is driven by the engine, combined and mounted on wheels (Webster 1913).

  10. steamer(Noun)

    A horse whose odds are decreasing (becoming shorter) because bettors are backing it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Steamer(noun)

    a vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat

  2. Steamer(noun)

    a steam fire engine. See under Steam

  3. Steamer(noun)

    a road locomotive for use on common roads, as in agricultural operations

  4. Steamer(noun)

    a vessel in which articles are subjected to the action of steam, as in washing, in cookery, and in various processes of manufacture

  5. Steamer(noun)

    the steamer duck


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

steamer(noun)

a steamboat or steamship.

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