Definition of Steamboat

1. Noun. A boat propelled by a steam engine.

Generic synonyms: Boat
Specialized synonyms: Showboat

Definition of Steamboat

1. n. A boat or vessel propelled by steam power; -- generally used of river or coasting craft, as distinguished from ocean steamers.

Definition of Steamboat

1. Noun. A boat or vessel propelled by steam power. ¹

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Definition of Steamboat

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Steamboat

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
steamboat (current term)
steamed pudding
steamer clam
steamer duck

Literary usage of Steamboat

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

1. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1858)
"steamboat BUILDING AT GLASGOW. It is stated in the new (eighth) edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, now being published, that of all the branches of ..."

2. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1846)
"THE NEW steamboat ATLANTIC, OF THE NORWICH AND WORCESTER RAILROAD AND steamboat COMPANV. The progress of steam since its first practical application by ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1903)
"*The steamboat Teche, when she took fire, was descend- •' ing. The steamboat Washington was ascending. Upon this evidence» the plaintiff moved the court to ..."

4. Belgium and Holland: Including the Grand-duchy of Luxembourg by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1897)
"The steamboat threads its way between the nine islands forming the Dutch ... Immediately after the departure of the steamboat, the passenger obtains a final ..."

5. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1892)
"Rumsey struggling with the sluggish current of the Potomac; Fitch striving to establish a steamboat line on the Delaware; Ormsbee borrowing a boat from one ..."

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