steamship

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

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The last voyage of the steamship SS Copenhagen took place on May 20, 1900. John Christopher Fine, sun-sentinel.com, "SS Copenhagen shipwreck home to picture-perfect artificial reef," 18 July 2019 A century ago, dozens of shipyards across the United States constructed a fleet of wooden steamships to aid the fight against Germany during World War I. Today, ospreys nest on the boats, and bats breed in the hull. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, "'Ghost fleet' of sunken warships declared a national marine sanctuary," 8 July 2019 The snagboat was successful in clearing the way for the steamship H.A. Harvey, Jr., which traveled for two months from the Gulf of Mexico before arriving in Dallas in May of 1893. Dallas News, "Why doesn’t Dallas use the Trinity River as a port? Curious Texas investigates," 20 June 2019 American journalists of the time reported on Carl’s work on the portrait in Beijing, as well as its journey to St. Louis by train and steamship via Shanghai, Honolulu, and San Francisco, accompanied by an honor guard of one hundred attendants. Emiko Usui, The New York Review of Books, "Mothers of the State," 10 Feb. 2019 The thing is, Celine has always proclaimed her enduring steamship standom to the world. Marc Snetiker, EW.com, "Celine Dion wears Titanic necklace, makes waves," 3 July 2019 Their immense wealth was owed to the labors of Cornelius Vanderbilt, known as the Commodore, who turned a Staten Island boat service into a steamship empire before expanding into railroads. Elaine Woo, latimes.com, "Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, socialite and fashion entrepreneur, dies at 95," 17 June 2019 Gloria Laura Madeleine Sophie Vanderbilt was born in 1924, a century after her great-great-grandfather started the family fortune, first in steamships, later in railroads. Ula Ilnytzky, Fortune, "Gloria Vanderbilt, Heiress, Designer, and Artist, Dies at 95," 17 June 2019 Gloria Laura Madeleine Sophie Vanderbilt was born in 1924, a century after her great-great-grandfather started the family fortune, first in steamships, later in railroads. Ula Ilnytzky, SFChronicle.com, "Heiress, socialite and fashion pioneer Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95," 17 June 2019

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1790, in the meaning defined above

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steamship

noun

English Language Learners Definition of steamship

: a ship that is powered by steam

steamship

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