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steamer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Steamer  \Steam"er\,  n. 
  1.  A  vessel  propelled  by  steam;  a  steamship  or  steamboat. 
 
  2.  A  steam  fire  engine.  See  under  {Steam}. 
 
  3.  A  road  locomotive  for  use  on  common  roads,  as  in 
  agricultural  operations. 
 
  4.  A  vessel  in  which  articles  are  subjected  to  the  action  of 
  steam,  as  in  washing,  in  cookery,  and  in  various  processes 
  of  manufacture. 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  steamer  duck. 
 
  {Steamer  duck}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  sea  duck  ({Tachyeres  cinereus}), 
  native  of  Patagonia  and  Terra  del  Fuego,  which  swims  and 
  dives  with  great  agility,  but  which  when  full  grown,  is 
  incapable  of  flight,  owing  to  its  very  small  wings.  Called 
  also  {loggerhead},  {race  horse},  and  {side  wheel  duck}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  steamer 
  n  1:  usually  steamed  in  the  shell  [syn:  {soft-shell  clam},  {steamer 
  clam},  {long-neck  clam}] 
  2:  a  ship  powered  by  one  or  more  steam  engines  [syn:  {steamship}] 
  3:  an  edible  clam  with  thin  oval-shaped  shell  found  in  coastal 
  regions  of  the  United  States  and  Europe  [syn:  {soft-shell 
  clam},  {steamer  clam},  {long-neck  clam},  {Mya  arenaria}] 




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