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Meaning of STEAMER

Pronunciation:  'steemur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe
  2. [n]  a ship powered by one or more steam engines
  3. [n]  a cooking utensil that can be used to cook food by steaming it
  4. [n]  a clam that is usually steamed in the shell

STEAMER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: long-neck clam, long-neck clam, Mya arenaria, soft-shell clam, soft-shell clam, steamer clam, steamer clam, steamship
 See Also: clam, clam, cooking utensil, cookware, genus Mya, Mya, Mya arenaria, paddle steamer, paddle-wheeler, ship, steam engine, steamer, steamer, tramp, tramp steamer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Steam"er\, n.
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. (Zo["o]l.) The steamer duck.

{Steamer duck} (Zo["o]l.), 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}.