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steamer

noun steam·er \ˈstē-mər\

: a container in which food is cooked with steam

: a boat or ship that is powered by steam

: a type of clam that has a thin shell and that is often cooked by being steamed

Full Definition of STEAMER

1
:  a vessel in which articles are subjected to steam
2
a :  a ship propelled by steam
b :  an engine, machine, or vehicle operated or propelled by steam
3
:  one that steams

Examples of STEAMER

  1. We rode a steamer down the Mississippi.

First Known Use of STEAMER

1802
STEAMER Defined for Kids

steamer

noun steam·er \ˈstē-mər\

Definition of STEAMER for Kids

1
:  a ship powered by steam
2
:  a container in which something is steamed <a vegetable steamer>

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