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steamer trunk

noun
1.
a rectangular traveling trunk low enough to slide under a bunk on a ship.
Origin of steamer trunk
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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  • Just a steamer trunk and an incredible story about time-traveling.

    My Shipmate--Columbus Stephen Wilder
  • Your steamer trunk and your bag and shawl strap should be placed in the cabin with you.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • The limited wardrobe in the steamer trunk was all new and all equally bad.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The steamer trunk, the other trunk, the black box … Very well.

    The Little Warrior P. G. Wodehouse
  • The Englishman was dragging a steamer trunk from under his bed.

    The Vision Spendid William MacLeod Raine
  • He had caught the city's name on the end of the man's steamer trunk and been enraged by it.

    Bunker Bean

    Harry Leon Wilson
  • So the steamer trunk stood open most of the time, and Kit prepared for her pilgrimage to Delphi.

    Kit of Greenacre Farm

    Izola Forrester
  • In the winter he raised fuchsias in a little conservatory the size of a steamer trunk.

    The Trimmed Lamp

    O. Henry
  • The good friends had thoughtfully brought along my steamer trunk, which now lay in one of the tents.

  • "I want to get a steamer trunk—sailing Wednesday," he said in firm tones to the clerk.

    Bunker Bean

    Harry Leon Wilson

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