steamboat

noun steam·boat \ ˈstēm-ˌbōt \
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

Definition of steamboat

: a boat driven by steam power; specifically : a shallow-draft vessel used on inland waterways

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First Known Use of steamboat

1785

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STEAMBOAT Defined for English Language Learners

steamboat

Definition of steamboat for English Language Learners

  • : a boat that is powered by steam


STEAMBOAT Defined for Kids

steamboat

noun steam·boat \ ˈstēm-ˌbōt \

Definition of steamboat for Students

: a boat powered by steam


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