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steamship

[ steem-ship ]

noun

  1. a large commercial vessel, especially one driven by steam.


steamship

/ ˈstiːmˌʃɪp /

noun

  1. a ship powered by one or more steam engines


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Word History and Origins

Origin of steamship1

First recorded in 1780–90; steam + ship 1
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Example Sentences

A former governor and four other men soon formed a committee to inspect steamships for offending literature arriving into South Carolina, and reserving the right to burn whatever they found objectionable.

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The country has an abundance of coal deposits, and in the 18th and 19th centuries, coal transformed the nation, powering steamships across oceans and locomotives across the land.

They got a steamship to give chase and caught up with the Pearl where it was anchored.

The conversation took place in the smoke-room of a steamship bound for Australia, and at least a dozen men were taking part in it.

We cannot watch the throbbing engines of a great steamship without seeing Jack at work among them.

As you said, I am only picking up a living here, and even the passage by your own second-class steamship line is expensive.

A few days later they embarked in the steamship Norseman, en route for England.

The Elder Dempster, Dominion and other large steamship companies trade at the port.

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