Robert Fulton's Clermont
steamboat (plural steamboats)
- 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.
steamboat (third-person singular simple present steamboats, present participle steamboating, simple past and past participle steamboated)
- To travel by steamboat.