steamboat


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steam·boat

 (stēm′bōt′)
n.
A boat powered by a steam engine driving one or more propellers or paddle wheels.

steamboat

(ˈstiːmˌbəʊt)
n
(Nautical Terms) a boat powered by a steam-engine

steam•boat

(ˈstimˌboʊt)

n.
a steam-driven vessel, esp. a small one or one used on inland waters.
[1775–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steamboat - a boat propelled by a steam enginesteamboat - a boat propelled by a steam engine  
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
showboat - a river steamboat on which theatrical performances could be given (especially on the Mississippi River)
Translations
parníkparní člun
damperdampskib
höyryalus
parobrod
gõzhajó
gufubátur
parobrod
buharlı gemiistimbot

steamboat

[ˈstiːmbəʊt] Nvapor m, buque m de vapor

steamboat

[ˈstiːmbəʊt] n (= steamer) → bateau m à vapeursteam-driven [ˈstiːmdrɪvən] adjà vapeursteamed up adj
[glass, windows] → embué(e)
(= het up) to be steamed up about sth → être énervé(e) par qch
to get steamed up about sth, to get steamed up over sth → s'énerver à propos de qchsteam engine nlocomotive f à vapeur

steamboat

[ˈstiːmˌbəʊt] nnave f a vapore; (small) → vaporetto

steam

(stiːm) noun
1. a gas or vapour that rises from hot or boiling water or other liquid. Steam rose from the plate of soup / the wet earth in the hot sun; a cloud of steam; (also adjective) A sauna is a type of steam bath.
2. power or energy obtained from this. The machinery is driven by steam; Diesel fuel has replaced steam on the railways; (also adjective) steam power, steam engines.
verb
1. to give out steam. A kettle was steaming on the stove.
2. (of a ship, train etc) to move by means of steam. The ship steamed across the bay.
3. to cook by steam. The pudding should be steamed for four hours.
steam-
steam-driven / steam-powered machinery.
ˈsteamer noun
a steamboat or steamship.
ˈsteamy adjective
of, or full of, steam. the steamy atmosphere of the laundry.
ˈsteamboat, ˈsteamship nouns
a ship driven by steam.
steam engine
a moving engine for pulling a train, or a fixed engine, driven by steam.
steam roller
a type of vehicle driven by steam, with wide and heavy wheels for flattening the surface of newly-made roads etc.
full steam ahead
at the greatest speed possible.
get steamed up
to get very upset or angry.
get up steam
to build up energy ready for effort.
let off steam
1. to release steam into the air.
2. to release or get rid of excess energy, emotion etc. The children were letting off steam by running about in the playground.
run out of steam
to lose energy, or become exhausted.
steam up
to (cause to) become covered with steam. The windows steamed up / became steamed up.
under one's own steam
by one's own efforts, without help from others. John gave me a lift in his car, but Mary arrived under her own steam.
References in classic literature ?
It was about two o'clock when my brother, having paid their fares at the gangway, found himself safely aboard the steamboat with his charges.
Jim made a floor for the wigwam, and raised it a foot or more above the level of the raft, so now the blankets and all the traps was out of reach of steamboat waves.
The fog seemed to break away as though split by a wedge, and the bow of a steamboat emerged, trailing fog-wreaths on either side like seaweed on the snout of Leviathan.
The captain of a small steamboat was going to make his first trip for the season that day (the second February trip, I believe, within the memory of man), and only waited for us to go on board.
The Neckar has always been used as a canal, and thus has given employment to a great many men and animals; but now that this steamboat is able, with a small crew and a bushel or so of coal, to take nine keel-boats farther up the river in one hour than thirty men and thirty mules can do it in two, it is believed that the old-fashioned towing industry is on its death-bed.
One evening as I was lying flat on the deck of my steamboat, I heard voices approaching--and there were the nephew and the uncle strolling along the bank.
The barges were to be towed by the last little steamboat in Dawson, and the hope was that Fort Yukon, where lay the stranded steamboats, would be gained before the river froze.
No doubt it was in further elaboration of this aphorism that the little steamboat that sailed every other day from Yellowsands to the beckoning shores of France was called "the Mayflower.
And I am therefore obliged to wait for the steamboat running monthly from Cape North.
The scene of this chronicle is the town of Dawson's Landing, on the Missouri side of the Mississippi, half a day's journey, per steamboat, below St.
A steamboat had never yet stemmed its turbulent current.
Let's get on a penny steamboat and go down to Greenwich.