Definition of steamer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈstiːmə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːmər//
    In the kitchen, Types of boats and ships
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  1. 1 a boat or ship driven by steam see also paddle steamer In 1926 they boarded the steamer for home. See related entries: Types of boats and ships
  2. 2a metal container with small holes in it, that is placed over a pan of boiling water in order to cook food in the steam See related entries: In the kitchen
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