Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large vessel propelled by one or more steam-driven screws, propellers, or paddles.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A ship propelled by steam.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A ship or seagoing vessel propelled by the power of steam; a steamer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A ship or vessel propelled by steam power.

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

  • noun a ship powered by one or more steam engines

Etymologies

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steam +‎ ship

Examples

  • I renew my recommendation of two years ago for the passage of a bill for the refunding to certain German steamship lines of the interest upon tonnage dues illegally exacted.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • The claims for interest upon the amount of tonnage dues illegally exacted from certain German steamship lines were favorably reported in both Houses of Congress at the last session, and I trust will receive final and favorable action at an early day.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • Another steamship is launched, and the potent store is almost gone.

    The Breakfast of the Birds, and Other Stories

  • I renew my recommendation of two years ago for the passage of a bill for the refunding to certain German steamship lines of the interest upon tonnage dues illegally exacted.

    State of the Union Address

  • The claims for interest upon the amount of tonnage dues illegally exacted from certain German steamship lines were favorably reported in both Houses of Congress at the last session, and I trust will receive final and favorable action at an early day.

    State of the Union Address

  • The signal of another steamship is a warning of the one; the answering echo announces the nearness of the other.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • To compete in two of its specialties with the cradle of the common school and the steamship is a step that tells of the bold Scandinavian spirit.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 101, May, 1876

  • But looking at the matter conversely, the great disadvantage of the flying machine is apparent; for in the latter no flight at all is possible unless the proportion of horse-power to flying capacity is very high; but on the other hand a steamship is a mechanical success if its ratio of horse-power to tonnage is insignificant.

    A History of Aeronautics

  • But looking at the matter conversely, the great disadvantage of the flying machine is apparent; for in the latter no flight at all is possible unless the proportion of horse-power to flying capacity is very high; but on the other hand a steamship is a mechanical success if its ratio of horse-power to tonnage is insignificant.

    The Early History of the Airplane

  • It was only by this that it could be made practicable, so that the steamship is the product of the steam-engine, and it is to

    James Watt

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