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Definition of the noun steamship

What does steamship mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: steamships

  1. a ship powered by one or more steam engines
    • example: A steamship is, without doubt, a city in itself.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of steamship: steamer
    • more generic word: ship = a vessel that carries passengers or freight
    • more specific terms:
    • part: steam engine = external-combustion engine in which heat is used to raise steam which either turns a turbine or forces a piston to move up and down in a cylinder


Steamship: A steamship, often referred to as a steamer, is an ocean faring seaworthy vessel that is propelled by one or more steam engines that typically drive propellers or paddlewheels. The first steamships came into practical usage during the early 1800s; however, there were exceptions that came before. Steamships usually use the prefix designations of "PS" for paddle steamer or "SS" for screw steamer. As paddle steamers became less common, "SS" is assumed by many to stand for "steam ship".

Phrases with Steamship

  1. steamship line
  2. steamship company

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Steamship

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Google previewMauthner's Critique of Language

The proposed amendment is this: 'A steamship is a means of conveyance on water which is moved forward through the...

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics (2014)

by Roger D. Blair, D. Daniel Sokol

Mogul Steamship is an English tort law case that involved claims of belowcost pricing to destroy oceanshipping competition. 2 A false positive concludes that predation has occurred when it did not. A false negative concludes that there is no ...

Google previewA Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama (2008)

by David Krasner

Yank is intelligent but uneducated, a brute with a mind whose life in the bowels of a steamship is an allegorical hell. Hi5 language, a mixture of Brooklyn dialect and working-class gusto, is filled with self-images of modern, industrial machismo .

Google previewExporters' Encyclopaedia (1920)

BAcon, DANIEL; Agent, African Steamship Co. BAcon ...

Google previewA Pronouncing Gazetteer and Geographical Dictionary of the Philippine Islands, United States of America, with Maps, Charts and Illustrations (1902)

Also the Law of the Civil Government in the Philippine Islands Passed by Congress and Approved by the President July 1, 1902, with a Complete Index by United States. Bureau of Insular Affairs, De Benneville Randolph Keim

For one-way overland passage to the Pacific coast and round-trip steamship passage beyond: Aad current one-way first-class fare applying via route selected to San Francisco or Tacoma to steamship ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Ward Line; warning; Washington; water; Waterman Steamship Line; watt(s); weather reconnaissance; Weber fraction; Wednesday; Welsh; west; western; Westinghouse; Weyerhaeuser; Whiskey—code for letter W; WillysOverland; Woolworth ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (2008)

by Richard T. Schaefer

From the 1870s onward, steamship and mining companies actively recruited people to immigrate. The adventurous ...

Google previewInstant encyclopaedia of geography (1993)

by Shatrughna P. Sinha

This relative cheapness has been maintained since the Industrial Revolution, for the steamship is cheaper than the train. (This fact is the secret of sea-power, in the military sense. It enables armies to be sustained at distances far greater from a ...

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Small photo of The sea of Japan seen from the steamship.Small photo of The sea of Japan seen from the steamship.Small photo of Steamship Christiaan Brunnings At The Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam The Netherlands 2018Small photo of Steamship Christiaan Brunnings At The Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam The Netherlands 2018Small photo of Riva del Garda, Italy - December 9, 2017: "Giuseppe Zanardelli" is a wheeled motor vessel (ex steamship) sailing on the waters of Lake Garda, built in 1903.Small photo of Lucerne, Switzerland - June 03, 2017: Steamship "Uri" shortly before the harbour entranceSmall photo of SAVANNAH GEORGIA USA 06 27 2016: Sign of SS Savannah was an American hybrid sailing ship/sidewheel steamer built in 1818. She is notable for being the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean More...

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Video shows what steamship means. A ship or vessel propelled by steam power.. steamship synonyms: steamboat, steamer. Steamship Meaning. How to ...

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Scrabble value of S1T1E1A1M3S1H4I1P3

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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