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

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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 Webb believes it's where the passengers' steamer trunks landed, each one crammed with the clothing and valuables wealthy passengers considered important for their travels around the world. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "The 1838 shipwreck was 'the Titanic of its time.' Divers just made an eerie discovery," 17 June 2018 The process went smoothly until an obstinate 19th-century steamer trunk refused to open and reveal its insides. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Don't miss your flight looking at this cool vintage luggage at the Indianapolis Airport," 22 May 2018 Victor Contreras crouched in an open closet with his feet planted inside an old steamer trunk. Martin Kuz, San Antonio Express-News, "After the hurricane, the storm within," 9 Apr. 2018 On the outskirts of town, a train pulls up to deposit two Jewish men (Iván Angelusz, Marcell Nagy) and their steamer trunks. Gary Thompson, Philly.com, "'High Noon' meets the Holocaust? Somehow it works in '1945'," 4 Apr. 2018 Shelves of covetable Speedy bags share the space with artwork by Annie Morris and other contemporary artists, and classic Vuitton steamer trunks (each now worth about as much as the artwork). Brad Dunning, GQ, "These Are the 8 Architectural Wonders Of the Fashion World," 28 Mar. 2018 The ideas were classic, the cuts vaguely futuristic: tapered trousers and boxy flight jackets, updated for the dude who travels the world with a carry-on, not a steamer trunk. Sam Schube, GQ, "You Could Use a Style Upgrade," 9 Mar. 2018 Take, for instance, the Kai Samuels-Davis piece that hangs to the right above a worn steamer trunk. Lacy Morris, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: A Carefully Considered Medina, Washington Home That’s Lacking Nothing But Age," 24 Jan. 2018

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1867, in the meaning defined above

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