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A commercial vessel that has no regular schedule but takes on and discharges cargo whenever hired to do so.
1. to tread or walk with a firm, heavy step.
2. to tread heavily or trample (usu. fol. by on or upon).
3. to walk steadily; march; trudge.
4. to go on a walking excursion; hike.
5. to go about as a vagabond or tramp.
6. to make a voyage on a tramp steamer.v.t.
7. to walk heavily or steadily through or over.
8. to traverse on foot: to tramp the streets.
9. to tread or trample underfoot: to tramp grapes.
10. to travel over as a tramp.n.
11. the act of tramping.
12. a firm, heavy, resounding tread.
13. the sound made by such a tread.
14. a long, steady walk; trudge; hike.
15. a person who travels about on foot, esp. a vagabond living on occasional jobs or gifts of money or food.
16. a sexually promiscuous woman.
17. a freight vessel that does not run regularly between fixed ports, but takes a cargo wherever shippers desire.
18. a piece of iron affixed to the sole of a shoe.
[1350–1400; Middle English: to stamp, probably < Middle Low German trampen to tramp, tread; akin to Gothic anatrimpan to crowd]
n → Trampdampfer m