Definition of steamship in English:

steamship

noun

  • A ship that is propelled by a steam engine.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On the way north from Sumburgh Head to Lerwick we had dived the wreck of the Murrayfield, a small steamship that ran onto rocks off Mousa in dense fog in 1942.’
    • ‘A large amount of capital was required to transform forges into modern iron and steel industries, equip the shipyards to build steamships, and move from small workshops to modern factories.’
    • ‘Further along the coast, we dive the only real wreck on this side of Ibiza, a well-broken steamship that was driven sideways into a rocky cove.’
    • ‘Here, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum features exhibits on boat building, Chesapeake Bay craft, steamships, and decoy carving.’
    • ‘Among the ships are a fleet of wooden steamships, built to serve in World War I but then abandoned and brought here to be salvaged.’
    • ‘Before the advent of steamships, there were merchant sailors who seemed to be a ‘higher’ and somehow more regal member of their class.’
    • ‘The first of three races was held on September 7, amid a spectator fleet of some two hundred steamships and sixty thousand sightseers.’
    • ‘She was a three-masted steamship that went down while sailing from Boston to Liverpool carrying 400 cattle.’
    • ‘Large steamships were supplanting smaller sailing vessels as the main carriers of slaves.’
    • ‘Beginning in the 1860s, China became a major importer of European naval technology; and by 1882 the Chinese navy consisted of approximately fifty steamships.’
    • ‘The next morning they bought an old steamship which was in the port of Baltimore, and renamed it the Exodus.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Under a blue sky we watch the steamship and fast ferry crossing to the mainland and the windsurfers trying their luck.’
    • ‘Telegraph lines were often built alongside the railways, and steamships laid the submarine cables that took the telegraph network across the seas and oceans.’
    • ‘Just up from Kirkhaven harbour, a series of rocks known as The Pillow boasts wreckage thought to belong to the steel steamship Scotland, which ran aground in 1916.’
    • ‘The four deaths in the Forth area included a double fatality when two divers descended 65 metres to a wrecked steamship off Dunbar, East Lothian.’
    • ‘In addition Consolidated Lake Superior Corp. operated not only lake vessels, but also ocean going steamships and passenger boats as well, totaling 16 vessels.’
    • ‘Then, steamships plowed the Atlantic filled with both wealthy patrons inhabiting lavish suites and thousands of European immigrants who, wedged into tight quarters below, really paid the costs of the trip.’

Pronunciation

steamship

/ˈstiːmʃɪp/