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Webster 1913 Edition


Steamboat

Steam′boatˊ

(-bōtˊ)
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Noun.
A boat or vessel propelled by steam power; – generally used of river or coasting craft, as distinguished from ocean steamers.

Definition 2022


steamboat

steamboat

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Robert Fulton's Clermont

Noun

steamboat (plural steamboats)

  1. A boat or vessel propelled by steam power.
    1870 By and by the steamboat intruded. Then for fifteen or twenty years, these men continued to run their keelboats down-stream, and the steamers did all of the upstream business, the keelboatmen selling their boats in New Orleans, and returning home as deck passengers in the steamers. — Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi, Chapter 3.

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steamboat (third-person singular simple present steamboats, present participle steamboating, simple past and past participle steamboated)

  1. To travel by steamboat.

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