Definition of steamboat
: a boat driven by steam power; specifically : a shallow-draft vessel used on inland waterways
Recent Examples of steamboat from the Web
The Boone County Historical Society will have an antique steamboat on display, local restaurants will serve their special dishes and Italian Ice will join in.
Boat racing in Madison dates to the 1800s, when steamboat captains liquored up on Kentucky moonshine challenged each other to races on the Ohio at speeds reaching 10 mph.
Designed in 1921 by Florence Hazen Miller, the flag features a steamboat in the Missouri River, a train heading toward the Rocky Mountains, and a blacksmith at his anvil.
Drive by to admire the steamboat Victorian structure that served as a summer home for the Woman's Christian Temperance Union — amusing given that Hemingway was no teetotaler.
The 100-acre park became a major recreational center of the Birmingham area and offered such amusements as a Ferris wheel, shooting gallery, boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, golf, baseball, a steamboat, zoo and band concerts.
Every steamboat touching the wharf paid a fee, which paid the wharf master.
Sage's engravings address the fullness of local life, including musicians, streetcars, steamboats, the Seven Sisters Oak in Mandeville, the Covington Watertown, the Covington Clocktower and the colorized Louisiana Brown Pelican.
The site was a steamboat landing site along the river in the 19th century.
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First Known Use of steamboat
STEAMBOAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of steamboat for English Language Learners
: a boat that is powered by steam
STEAMBOAT Defined for Kids
Definition of steamboat for Students
: a boat powered by steam
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