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 Vintage-style steamer trunks by Bottega Conticelli conceal flatscreen televisions. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 20 Sep. 2023 Before modern suitcases were invented, travel trunks (also called steamer trunks) were the luggage of choice for long-haul trips. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 13 Sep. 2023 Trimmed with luggage slats and a restraint bar, the box lands ready to support any traveling cases, haversacks, miniature steamer trunks, or other traveling caboodle carried in the cabin, but definitely not any plus-two passengers. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 24 Apr. 2023 More than 53 years after two police officers found a body inside a black steamer trunk in a wooded area behind a restaurant, St. Petersburg, Florida's oldest and most infamous cold case victim has been identified as Sylvia June Atherton, officials said Tuesday. CBS News, 30 May 2023 Heirlooms and furniture from the couple's home in the exclusive Holmby Hills neighborhood, such as a Louis Vuitton monogrammed steamer trunk, a sterling silver Gorham Versailles flatware set and a 2009 Mercedes-Benz G 55 Wagon, will be up for grabs as well. Lauren Wethington, Detroit Free Press, 9 Mar. 2022 For listeners accustomed to seeing traditional loudspeakers—usually large, veneered boxes the size of a steamer trunk—the Bang & Olufsen Beolab 28 is a liberation from the stylistic and technical constraints that accompany most audio and home-theater systems. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 4 May 2021 The plan went awry on only one count: what's left after four passengers are seated is more like a golf bag than a steamer trunk. Don Sherman, Car and Driver, 22 Feb. 2023 Clint Hill's latest book started with a locked steamer trunk. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 3 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of steamer trunk was in 1867

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“Steamer trunk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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