Etymology
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steamer (n.)

1814 in the cookery sense, agent noun from steam (v.). From 1825 as "a vessel propelled by steam," hence steamer trunk (1885), one that carries the essentials for a voyage.

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Definitions of steamer
1
steamer (n.)
a clam that is usually steamed in the shell;
Synonyms: soft-shell clam / steamer clam / long-neck clam
steamer (n.)
a cooking utensil that can be used to cook food by steaming it;
steamer (n.)
a ship powered by one or more steam engines;
Synonyms: steamship
steamer (n.)
an edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe;
Synonyms: soft-shell clam / steamer clam / long-neck clam / Mya arenaria
2
steamer (v.)
travel by means of steam power;
Synonyms: steam
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