Definition of steamship in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstiːmʃɪp/


A ship that is propelled by a steam engine.
Example sentences
  • The Suez Canal, opened in 1869, shortened the route east for steamships, although sailing ships still went by the Cape.
  • As steamships gradually replaced sailing vessels the demand for ropes was reduced and by 1890 the flax mill was closed.
  • Certainly it is known that in 1901 he was based in Hong Kong and he refloated the steamship München which had run aground on Yap, Caroline Islands.

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