Definition of steamboat in English:


Line breaks: steam|boat
Pronunciation: /ˈstiːmbəʊt


A boat that is propelled by a steam engine, especially (in the US) a paddle-wheel craft of a type used on rivers in the 19th century.
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  • At one time, over 300 paddlewheel steamboats plied the Delta.
  • Amateur model boat builders, young and old, will be entering their vessels into a variety of classes including warships, steamboats and sailing boats.
  • A steamboat is a boat propelled by steam, but a riverboat is not a boat propelled by a river.

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