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steamer trunk

a rectangular traveling trunk low enough to slide under a bunk on a ship.
Origin of steamer trunk
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the winter he raised fuchsias in a little conservatory the size of a steamer trunk.

    The Trimmed Lamp O. Henry
  • Just a steamer trunk and an incredible story about time-traveling.

    My Shipmate--Columbus Stephen Wilder
  • The idea of packing the great Dane in a steamer trunk was really quite ridiculous.

  • Your steamer trunk and your bag and shawl strap should be placed in the cabin with you.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • There was only two wardrobe trunks, a hat trunk, and a steamer trunk, and the men unloads 'em all.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • The Englishman was dragging a steamer trunk from under his bed.

    The Vision Spendid William MacLeod Raine
  • Merely looking at a steamer trunk left him with acute premonitions of what the voyage had in store for him.

    Bunker Bean Harry Leon Wilson
  • 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
  • It was a steamer trunk, and he was to sail on a little old steamer, but other people had survived that ordeal.

    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

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