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steamer trunk

a rectangular traveling trunk low enough to slide under a bunk on a ship.
Origin of steamer trunk
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Who ever thought of carrying an encyclopedia in a steamer-trunk?

  • The stage-driver, at the end of the procession, had a steamer-trunk over his shoulder.

    Dixie Martin Grace May North
  • She had meant no more to him than had the initials on her steamer-trunk.

    The Lost House Richard Harding Davis
  • This is proved by the fact that only the steamer-trunk is pasted with the Ritz label.

    The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow Anna Katharine Green
  • The wardrobe of the steamer-trunk lady had suffered in the winter's wear.

    North of Fifty-Three Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • He will pack his steamer-trunk and get into the open to wrestle with effects that he can never reproduce.

  • Margaret could smuggle a steamer-trunk of documents past her.

    Theft Jack London
  • It is not a steamer-trunk proper, but I find it much more convenient than a long flat one such as is used to go under the berth.

    How to Travel Thomas W. Knox
  • 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

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