Wiktionary:Word of the day/August 26

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Word of the day for August 26
steamer n
  1. A device or object that works by the operation of steam.
    1. A vessel in which articles are subjected to the action of steam, as in washing and in various processes of manufacture.
    2. (cooking) A cooking appliance that cooks by steaming.
    3. (obsolete) A steam fire engine, that is, a steam boiler and engine driving a pump, which are all mounted on wheels.
  2. A mode of transportation propelled by steam.
    1. (rail transport) A steam-powered road locomotive; a traction engine.
    2. (nautical) A vessel propelled by steam; a steamboat or steamship. []
  3. A babycino (frothy milk drink).
  4. A wetsuit with long sleeves and legs.
  5. The name of various animals.
    1. The soft-shell clam, sand gaper, or long-neck clam (Mya arenaria), an edible saltwater clam; specifically the clam when steamed for eating.
    2. A steamer duck: any of the four species of the duck genus Tachyeres which are all found in South America, three of which are flightless. []
  6. (Australia, obsolete) A dish made by cooking diced meat very slowly in a tightly sealed pot with a minimum of flavourings, allowing it to steam in its own juices; specifically such a dish made with kangaroo meat. []

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