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. They returned in time for the summer term, when their stories of the splendours and hardships of life at sea, the humours of sea-captains, the wonders of night and dawn, and the marvels of the place delighted outsiders, and sometimes found their way into print.
The New Yorker had bonded with Lennon because in 1965, as an 18-year-old, he and a friend travelled on a tramp steamer to Liverpool - they played in our clubs, but got deported.
At its peak it had eight slipways, the largest of which could accommodate a tramp steamer of 500ft in length.
On Remembrance Sunday last year, Rob Armstrong laid a wreath at the village's war memorial in homage to Chief Radio Officer James Dow who was killed on June 6, 1941 when the tramp steamer on which he was serving was bombed by the Luftwaffe .
Through U-boat infested waters, the crew of the tramp steamer Arrow sail on, now with a detachment of Naval Armed Guards onboard, they have to learn how to survive in a hostile world.
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.
Abstract: From Gerard Genette's transtextuality concept about the relationship between every text with other texts, this article studies the communicating vessels between Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel El general en su laberinto (1989) and Alvaro Mutis's shorts stories "El ultimo rostro" (1978) and "Razon veridica de los encuentros y complicidades de Maqroll el Gaviero con el pintor Alejandro Obregon" (1993), and his short novel La ultima escala del Tramp Steamer (1989).
Similar to an old-fashioned tramp steamer service, Spliethoff intends to use the vessel to roam the Great Lakes for cargo.
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).