In calm contrast to the hurry of sailing vessel and steamer a silent fleet of white warships lay motionless in midstream.
Goodbye cookies, goodbye greasy finger foods, hello Asian steamer.
The steamer trunks under the windows are for storing toys and for dressing up clothes.
Carefully place the platter of salmon and vegetables on top of a rack or steamer tray in the roasting pan.
One minute the script, the next a story about Ivor Novello's tailor or the Tahiti steamer schedule in the Thirties.
"That looks like the smoke of a steamer," Sir Bryan observed.
There was no doubt now that the steamer could pass the danger line and then away.
The steamer was small and only fairly comfortable; the service was Chinese.
But your father says the charter arrangement is ended, and you may go where you like in your steamer.
A scuttle in the deck of a steamer to admit fuel for the engine.
1814 in the cookery sense, agent noun from steam (v.). From 1825 as "a vessel propelled by steam," hence steamer trunk (1885), one that carries the essentials for a voyage.
Old English steam "vapor, fume," from Proto-Germanic *staumaz (cf. Dutch stoom), of unknown origin. Steam age first attested 1941. Steam heat as a method of temperature control recorded from 1904.
Old English stemen, stymen "to emit a scent or odor," from the root of steam (n.). Slang meaning "to make angry" is from 1922. Related: Steamed; steaming.