steamer trunk

noun

Definition of steamer trunk

: a trunk suitable for use in a stateroom of a steamer especially : a shallow trunk that may be stowed beneath a berth

Examples of steamer trunk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Timur Kocak uses a steamer trunk of costumes and props to re-create the Charles Dickens’ classic, playing 25 roles in 75 minutes of quick-change artistry. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, "Nutcrackers, Christmas concerts and shows to get into the mistletoe mood," 4 Dec. 2019 Men unload steamer trunks at the train depot from the now-defunct Atlantic Coast Line. Lisa Maria Garza, orlandosentinel.com, "Clermont history book research yields 1920s silent film — ‘it takes you back’," 27 Nov. 2019 Nearby, accessories brand Nappa Dori sells handmade leather totes and steamer trunks in kicky colors, while the upstairs café is a great spot to refuel with a cappuccino. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Six-Stop Shopping Guide to Mumbai," 9 Sep. 2019 But unlike the other models, the Trunk S comes in a conveniently smaller size—25.6 x 15.35 inches, which isn't quite small enough to be a carry-on, but still a lot easier to tote around than hefty steamer trunks. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "RIMOWA's New Pop-Up Is One More Reason to Visit Aspen This Winter," 20 Dec. 2018 The company started out manufacturing hinges, locks, clips and other components for steamer trunks, and later produced a variety of metal products. Don Stacom, courant.com, "Bristol wants fresh start for 113-year-old ex-factory," 13 Aug. 2019 For those who thought conference realignment was safely tucked away in the attic next to grandpa’s steamer trunk comes the news that UConn is splitting from the American Athletic Conference and rejoining the Big East. Matt Murschel, orlandosentinel.com, "What’s next for AAC after UConn? BYU, Boise State or Army would be ideal," 24 June 2019 Very cunningly, in her view, hers was mounted on four small wheels, which turned it, officially, from a wildly impractical steamer trunk into just another carry-on, albeit a carry-on you might have carried onto the SS Ile de France in 1927. Adam Gopnik, Town & Country, "My First Visit to the Greek Islands Turned Out to Be a Journey Home," 20 May 2019 The quilts are Pendleton, and a vintage steamer trunk props up the TV. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Marine Layer Brings the Fashion-Branded Hotel Back Down to Earth," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of steamer trunk

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Steamer trunk.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steamer%20trunk. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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