steamship

[ steem-ship ]
/ ˈstimˌʃɪp /

noun

a large commercial vessel, especially one driven by steam.

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Origin of steamship

First recorded in 1780–90; steam + ship1
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British Dictionary definitions for steamship

steamship
/ (ˈstiːmˌʃɪp) /

noun

a ship powered by one or more steam engines
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