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steam age

Syllabification: steam age

Definition of steam age in English:

noun

The time when trains were drawn by steam locomotives.
Example sentences
  • It is most unfortunate that at least one T - 1 was not preserved-they were probably one of the most important, if not the most important, advances made by the C&O, which was not unknown for its innovations in the steam age.
  • The man who designed those icons of the steam age, Flying Scotsman and Mallard, relied on Doncaster's historic locomotive works to build them.
  • With memories such as this, and a host of pictures from the steam age, Railways Of Ryedale would be a perfect gift for any train enthusiast.

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