Definition of steamship
: steamer 2a
Recent Examples of steamship from the Web
Their ship was the Pannonia — a British steamship carrying 840 passengers.
There are inventors, too, including Thomas Edison of Ohio and Robert Fulton of Pennsylvania, cradling a steamship in his hand that might just be a stand-in for the ship of state.
While the image of European immigrants on steamships passing by the Statue of Liberty may be the idealized version of the country's immigration history, more often than not, Americans today have a different ancestry narrative to tell.
YANNISPORT, Mass. - At least six people were injured when a high-speed ferry struck a jetty in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, and began taking on water, the U.S. Coast Guard and steamship authority said.
The original Chapin estate, owned by Chester W. Chapin, a steamship and stagecoach magnate, was 25,000 acres with lakes and large rock outcroppings.
The ship, which was based in San Francisco, was the largest cutter ever built and had a 20-year career before colliding with a steamship carrying more than 400 passengers.
The ship sank on June 13, 1917, after colliding with a civilian steamship.
Admission: $12 to $15 (additional fee for theater and steamship); parking: rates vary 505 Euclid Ave.
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First Known Use of steamship
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Definition of steamship for English Language Learners
: a ship that is powered by steam
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