Definition of Steamer

1. Noun. A clam that is usually steamed in the shell.

Exact synonyms: Long-neck Clam, Soft-shell Clam, Steamer Clam
Group relationships: Long-neck Clam, Mya Arenaria, Soft-shell Clam, Steamer Clam
Generic synonyms: Clam
Derivative terms: Steam



2. Verb. Travel by means of steam power. "The ship steamed off into the Pacific"
Exact synonyms: Steam
Category relationships: Navigation, Pilotage, Piloting
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

3. Noun. A cooking utensil that can be used to cook food by steaming it.
Generic synonyms: Cooking Utensil, Cookware
Derivative terms: Steam

4. Noun. A ship powered by one or more steam engines.
Exact synonyms: Steamship
Specialized synonyms: Paddle Steamer, Paddle-wheeler, Tramp, Tramp Steamer
Generic synonyms: Ship
Terms within: Steam Engine
Derivative terms: Steam

5. Noun. An edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe.
Exact synonyms: Long-neck Clam, Mya Arenaria, Soft-shell Clam, Steamer Clam
Generic synonyms: Clam
Group relationships: Genus Mya, Mya
Terms within: Long-neck Clam, Soft-shell Clam, Steamer Clam

Definition of Steamer

1. n. A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat.

Definition of Steamer

1. Noun. (cookware) A cooking appliance that cooks by steaming. ¹

2. Noun. A vessel in which articles are subjected to the action of steam, as in washing, and in various processes of manufacture. ¹

3. Noun. A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat. ¹

4. Noun. A steam-powered road locomotive; a traction engine. ¹

5. Noun. A wetsuit which has long sleeves and long legs. ¹

6. Noun. A dish of steamed clams. ¹

7. Noun. The '''steamer''' duck; a genus (qualifier Tachyeres) of ducks in the bird family ''Anatidae''. All of the four species occur in South America, and all except one are flightless. ¹

8. Noun. (Australia) (obsolete) 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. ¹

9. Noun. (obsolete) 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). ¹

10. Noun. (horse racing) A horse whose odds are decreasing (becoming shorter) because bettors are backing it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Steamer

1. to travel by steamship [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steamer

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steamer (current term)
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Literary usage of Steamer

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"The answer puts in issue the several allegations of the libel, and in respect to the facts of the collision, avers that the steamer Pennsylvania was going ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"Both these orders were promptly obeyed, and the steamer slowly swung to the right. Had the steamer been then going astern.there could be no question as to ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"1866 — steamer London, foundered in the Bay of Biscay; 220. 1866 — steamer Evening ... 1895 — German steamer Elba, sunk by collision in the North Sea; 335. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"The steamer had her fore, main and mizzen try-sails, fore stay-sails and jib ... The barque was not seen by those in charge of the steamer until just at the ..."

5. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1883)
"Floods on Rhine and Danube, 643 ; Explosion of Giant Powder, California, 804; steamer Agnes Jack wrecked, James H., 481 ; Stuart, RL, 4SI ; Tail, Rev. ..."

6. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1916)
"As soon as the steamer noticed the submarine, which was traveling on the surface, she turned and ran away. She was called upon to stop by a shot of warning, ..."

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