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steamship

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noun steam·ship \ˈstēm-ˌship\

Simple Definition of steamship

  • : a ship that is powered by steam

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of steamship

  1. :  steamer 2a

1790

First Known Use of steamship

1790


STEAMSHIP Defined for Kids

steamship

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noun steam·ship \ˈstēm-ˌship\

Definition of steamship for Students

  1. :  steamer 1




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