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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Tucked among the waterfront mansions on affluent Mercer Island sits the circa-1906 steamship Manzanita, jutting out of a hillside as if she’s run aground. Candace Taylor, WSJ, 23 Sep. 2020 The eight-episode series debuted on Netflix on Nov. 17, 2022 and centered on the journey of a migrant steamship headed west. Lexy Perez, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Jan. 2023 High winds blew two railroad baggage cars off the deck of a steamship and into the Gulf of Alaska. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Dec. 2022 Timothy Meaher was the steamship owner who financed and brought 110 Africans from Benin to Mobile follow a harrowing journey aboard the Clotilda more than 110 years ago, many years after the nation banned the importation of slave. al, 12 Dec. 2022 Originally, the deep-sea hunters who started searching for the pre-Civil War steamship in the 1980s had their eye on the same prize usually found in pirate chests. CBS News, 1 Dec. 2022 People came here after the General Slocum steamship burned on the East River in 1904; so many locals were lost. Laurie Gwen Shapiro, Curbed, 22 Nov. 2022 Throughout the first season, viewers learn that the steamship Kerberos is not actually in 1899, but a simulation in a spaceship in 2099, and the characters keep redoing the same trip across the ocean. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 27 Nov. 2022 On a snowy day a steamship glides toward an unremarkable Icelandic village nestled between two mountains. Ruth Margalit, The New York Review of Books, 3 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of steamship was in 1790

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“Steamship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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