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Steamer meaning

steamer - 6 dictionary results

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

steamer - examples of usage

  1. There were lovely silver lights upon the waves and three green lights upon the steamer in the middle of the bay. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He ran to the other side of the steamer; nothing was visible on the smooth water. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. She had not seen him come up again, for just as he went down the steamer backed. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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