Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that steams.
  • n. A steamship.
  • n. A vehicle, machine, or engine driven by steam.
  • n. A container in which something is steamed.
  • n. See soft-shell clam.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cooking appliance that cooks by steaming.
  • n. A vessel in which articles are subjected to the action of steam, as in washing, and in various processes of manufacture.
  • n. A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat.
  • n. A steam-powered road locomotive; a traction engine.
  • n. A wetsuit which has long sleeves and long legs.
  • n. A dish of steamed clams.
  • n. Any species of the duck genus Tachyeres, of which all four species occur in South America, and three are flightless.
  • n. 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.
  • n. 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).
  • n. A horse whose odds are decreasing (becoming shorter) because bettors are backing it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat.
  • n. A steam fire engine. See under Steam.
  • n. A road locomotive for use on common roads, as in agricultural operations.
  • n. A vessel in which articles are subjected to the action of steam, as in washing, in cookery, and in various processes of manufacture.
  • n. The steamer duck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which steams, in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cooking utensil that can be used to cook food by steaming it
  • v. travel by means of steam power
  • n. a ship powered by one or more steam engines
  • n. a clam that is usually steamed in the shell
  • n. an edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe

Etymologies

From steam +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • I'll have the clam, please.

    September 23, 2011

  • A duck, a clam, or a wetsuit. You pick.

    September 23, 2011

  • A Steamer is a flavored milk beverage available in some coffeehouses and cafes in North America. A steamer consists of steamed milk and a shot of flavor syrup. The result is a hot, flavored non-coffee beverage.

    February 5, 2008