- a large commercial vessel, especially one driven by steam.
Origin of steamship
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Examples from the Web for steamship
We should encourage the establishment of American steamship lines.
He it was who forged the shaft of the Savannah, the first steamship which crossed the Atlantic.Heroes of the Telegraph
The purser's room was well forward on the Atlantic steamship.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
This was done in the case of the steamship Vosges, which was sunk on March 28, 1915.
The steamship had risen above the horizon, and was heading towards the bay.The Manxman
- a ship powered by one or more steam engines
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