Definition of Steam whistle

1. Noun. A whistle in which the sound is produced by steam; usually attached to a steam boiler.

Group relationships: Boiler, Steam Boiler, Calliope, Steam Organ
Generic synonyms: Whistle

Lexicographical Neighbors of Steam Whistle

steam roller
steam rollers
steam room
steam ship
steam ships
steam shovel
steam shovels
steam table
steam train
steam trains
steam tunnel
steam tunnels
steam turbine
steam turbines
steam up
steam whistle (current term)
steamed pudding
steamer clam
steamer duck

Literary usage of Steam whistle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Coast Pilot: Atlantic Coast. Part IV. From Point Judith to New by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Herbert Gouverneur Ogden, John Ross, Herbert Cornelius Graves, Harry L. Ford (1899)
"... the vessel so in doubt shall immediately signify the same by giving several short and rapid blasts, not' less than four, of the steam-whistle. ..."

2. The Law Relating to Waters, Sea, Tidal, and Inland: Including Rights and by Henry John Wastell Coulson, Urquhart Atwell Forbes (1902)
"(6) Two short blasts of the steam whistle each of about one second's Vessels not 40. ... Signals by whistle to be made by ordinary steam whistle or approved ..."

3. History of American Steam Navigation by John Harrison Morrison (1908)
"It is found subsequent to these trials that the steam whistle was brought into ... At Point Judith Station the trumpet was removed for a steam whistle in ..."

4. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1873)
"So the steam-whistle has been brought into requisition for the purpose, ... But of all the agony which the shriek of the steam-whistle is capable of ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1858)
"When steamers are meeting each other, the signals for passing shall be one sound made by the steam-whistle to keen to the right ..."

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