tramp steamer


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tramp steamer

n. Nautical
A commercial vessel that has no regular schedule but takes on and discharges cargo whenever hired to do so.

tramp

(træmp)

v.i.
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]
tramp′ish, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tramp steamer - a commercial steamer for hiretramp steamer - a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule
steamship, steamer - a ship powered by one or more steam engines
Translations

tramp steamer

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References in classic literature ?
On the contrary, when I sailed from Australia on a tramp steamer commanded by an abstemious captain, I took no drink along, and had no drink for the forty-three days' passage.
It began by a few schoolmasters serving their passage out to South America as the pursers of tramp steamers.
Now published for the first time, Ten Years on the Parish is so extraordinary it reads like a novel - starting when Garrett stows away aged 17 on a tramp steamer bound for Argentina.
Asi, la mas convencional de las novelas mutisianas, La ultima escala del Tramp Steamer (1988), tan conradiana, es la mas felizmente novelesca mientras que Abdul Bashur, sonador de navios (1991)--con su heroe tan salgariano--es la mas ineficaz.
The free exhibition is made possible thanks to support from the People's Postcode Lottery Dr David Jenkins, principal curator of the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea This is my great-grandfather on board the Farringford, a Cardiff-owned tramp steamer of which he was master during the years 1904-10.
Similar to an old-fashioned tramp steamer service, Spliethoff intends to use the vessel to roam the Great Lakes for cargo.
Autor tambien de Un bel morir, La ultima escala del Tramp Steamer, La muerte del estratega, Amirbar, Abdul Bashur, sonador de navios y Triptico de mar y tierra, Alvaro Mutis se hizo acreedor en Francia al importante Premio Medicis Etranger, asi como a la Orden de las Artes y las Letras en el grado de Caballero.
Despues de La nieve del almirante, publico Ilona llega con la lluvia (1988), Un bel morir (1989), La ultima escala del Tramp Steamer (1989), Amirbar (1990), Abdul Bashur, sonador de navios (1991) y Triptico de mar y tierra (1993).
But was this with the intent of it becoming a tramp steamer of the skies?
Hemingway, Letters, 1907-1922 (Cambridge University Press, 2011), August 1920, 239: "I'm for the open road and long sea swells,/and an old tramp steamer hull down on the oily seas.
Harry Hay became a homosexual at age 14 aboard a tramp steamer off the California coast and in 1969 he helped found the Southern California Gay Liberation Front.