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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for steamer trunk

Historical Examples of steamer trunk

  • Margaret could smuggle a steamer-trunk of documents past her.


    Jack London

  • The stage-driver, at the end of the procession, had a steamer-trunk over his shoulder.

    Dixie Martin

    Grace May North

  • Who ever thought of carrying an encyclopedia in a steamer-trunk?

  • The wardrobe of the steamer-trunk lady had suffered in the winter's wear.

    North of Fifty-Three

    Bertrand W. Sinclair

  • This is proved by the fact that only the steamer-trunk is pasted with the Ritz label.

    The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow

    Anna Katharine Green