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[steem-ship] /ˈstimˌʃɪp/
a large commercial vessel, especially one driven by steam.
Origin of steamship
1780-90; steam + ship1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The truth is that the steamship companies, for their own profit, collected them from every direction and any source.
  • Instead of bunching near the steamship landing-stages, they range afield.
  • Indoor exhibits explore many aspects of maritime history, from early steamship travel to ships used for exploration.
  • It also studies local slaving, steamship and naval histories.
  • The vessel is a rectangular, three-decked ship reminiscent of a river steamship, with an open-air observation deck on the top.
  • The formidably baroque building has a modern wing in back, but the overall ambiance dates from the era of the steamship.
  • Solicitations to purchase commodities are issued monthly to approved commodity suppliers and steamship lines.
British Dictionary definitions for steamship


a ship powered by one or more steam engines
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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