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steamer

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noun steam·er \ˈstē-mər\

Simple Definition of steamer

  • : 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. 1 :  a vessel in which articles are subjected to steam

  2. 2a :  a ship propelled by steamb :  an engine, machine, or vehicle operated or propelled by steam

  3. 3 :  one that steams

  4. 4 :  soft-shell clam

Examples of steamer

  1. We rode a steamer down the Mississippi.



1802

First Known Use of steamer

1802


STEAMER Defined for Kids

steamer

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noun steam·er \ˈstē-mər\

Definition of steamer

  1. 1 :  a ship powered by steam

  2. 2 :  a container in which something is steamed <a vegetable steamer>




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