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A boat powered by a steam engine driving one or more propellers or paddle wheels.


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



a steam-driven vessel, esp. a small one or one used on inland waters.
[1775–85, Amer.]
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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)
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[ˈstiːmbəʊt] Nvapor m, buque m de vapor


[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


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


(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.
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-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.
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The circus also traveled by steam boat into the far reaches of the American frontier, and later by truck caravan.
Bell gave a silver cup to the captain of a steam boat for bringing supporters by sea from the Tyne.
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FAMILIES flocked to Coventry's annual steam boat rally at the Canal Basin on Sunday.
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He knows the Amazon inside out and was also instrumental in lovingly restoring the Ayapua steam boat, our home for our six-day adventure.
FULL STEAM AHEAD: The Ayapua steam boat IT'S pitch black as we set off in a small wooden boat along a tributary of the Samiria River, deep in the Amazon basin.
Hire an electric bike, or take a steam boat along a lake.
The funeral cortege went aboard the Robert Chambers steam boat, and was taken by water to St Mary's Church yard in Whickham, Gateshead.
Yet as the so-called North River Steam Boat splashed its way out onto the Hudson River, "all were still incredulous," Fulton later wrote.