steamship

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See also: steam-ship and steam ship

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The QE2, a steamship

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steam +‎ ship

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steamship (plural steamships)

  1. A ship or vessel propelled by steam power.
    • 1962 April, J. N. Faulkner, “Summer Saturday at Waterloo”, in Modern Railways, page 264:
      Steamship arrivals, however, are less predictable and the best arrangements of shipping companies and the railway operating department may be upset by weather and tide.

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