2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Steamer \Steam"er\ (-[~e]r), noun

1. A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat.

2. A steam fire engine. See under {Steam}.

3. A road locomotive for use on common roads, as in agricultural operations.

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. (Zool.) The steamer duck.

{Steamer duck} (Zool.), a sea duck ({Tachyeres cinereus}), native of Patagonia and Terra del Fuego, which swims and dives with great agility, but which, when full grown, is incapable of flight, owing to its very small wings. Called also {loggerhead}, {race horse}, and {side-wheel duck}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a clam that is usually steamed in the shell [syn: {soft- shell clam}, {steamer}, {steamer clam}, {long-neck clam}]

2: a cooking utensil that can be used to cook food by steaming it

3: a ship powered by one or more steam engines [syn: {steamer}, {steamship}]

4: an edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe [syn: {soft-shell clam}, {steamer}, {steamer clam}, {long-neck clam}, {Mya arenaria}]


1: travel by means of steam power; "The ship steamed off into the Pacific" [syn: {steamer}, {steam}]

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