steamer trunk

  1. a rectangular traveling trunk low enough to slide under a bunk on a ship.

Origin of steamer trunk

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby steamer trunk Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use steamer trunk in a sentence

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

    The Complete Bachelor | Walter Germain
  • The idea of packing the great Dane in a steamer trunk was really quite ridiculous.

  • I don't know what I should have done if the steward hadn't informed them that he could not move their steamer-trunk until morning.

    West Wind Drift | George Barr McCutcheon
  • He stooped and turned the key in his steamer-trunk with a movement of determined conclusiveness that did not escape her.

    The Silver Poppy | Arthur Stringer
  • "I want to get a steamer trunk—sailing Wednesday," he said in firm tones to the clerk.

    Bunker Bean | Harry Leon Wilson