a steam-driven vessel, especially a small one or one used on inland waters.

1775–85, Americanism; steam + boat Unabridged
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steamboat (ˈstiːmˌbəʊt)
a boat powered by a steam engine

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Railway and steamboat journeys were, of course, predestined through the ages as aids to the enjoyment of reading.
Indoor and outdoor seating is featured on this authentic steamboat featuring a museum-quality engine room.
Newspapers are a good primary source for tracing the story of the steamboat.
The steamboat owner sued for damages, claiming the bridge was a hazard to navigation.
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