steam·​ship | \ ˈstēm-ˌship How to pronounce steamship (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web As reports of the dire conditions in the Isthmus got back to the States, the owners of the steamship lines increased sailings and put their ships on regular schedules. Gary Kamiya,, "Getting to S.F. the hard way: Gold Rush trip through Panama could be fatal," 2 Oct. 2020 A few years ago, local media reported that divers found a 1927 Chevrolet Coupe amid the wreckage of a steamship, covered with algae and barnacles, but nonetheless pristine. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Mowing the Lawn to Map the Ocean Floor, One Long, Slow Pass at a Time," 9 Mar. 2020 Marie by birch bark canoe, then by steamship and trains to Washington D.C. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kayaking the Apostle Islands sea caves in 'more than just a tourist way'," 6 Aug. 2020 That meant sharp outerwear for military officers, trunks for international travel via steamship, and fine leather saddles for equestrians. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "Can Fashion Be Redeemed?," 7 July 2020 His father, Li Yuanjian, was a former cook on a steamship. Amy Qin,, "Li Zhensheng, photographer of China’s cultural revolution, at 79," 7 July 2020 Aristocrats used to travel to the area by steamship. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Easy-to-miss Mackinaw City brewery's beloved food saved it during coronavirus," 3 July 2020 Territory-wide, businesses, especially steamship companies, protested that quarantine edicts threatened their continued existence. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "In 1918, a deadly outbreak of influenza reached Anchorage. Here’s how Alaskans responded," 19 Apr. 2020 The presence of the passport office helped fill the center’s rental spaces with steamship companies, airlines, consulates, luggage stores and travel agencies. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, "Rockefeller Center’s Art Deco Marvel: A Virtual Tour," 15 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of steamship

1790, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of steamship was in 1790

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11 Oct 2020

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“Steamship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of steamship

: a ship that is powered by steam


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