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 for steamer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Steamer \Steam"er\ (-[~e]r), n.
     1. A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat.
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     2. A steam fire engine. See under Steam.
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     3. A road locomotive for use on common roads, as in
        agricultural operations.
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     4. A vessel in which articles are subjected to the action of
        steam, as in washing, in cookery, and in various processes
        of manufacture.
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     5. (Zool.) The steamer duck.
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     Steamer+duck+(Zool.),+a+sea+duck+({Tachyeres+cinereus">Steamer duck (Zool.), a sea duck ({Tachyeres cinereus),
        native of Patagonia and Terra del Fuego, which swims and
        dives with great agility, but which, when full grown, is
        incapable of flight, owing to its very small wings. Called
        also loggerhead, race horse, and side-wheel duck.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  steamer
      n 1: a clam that is usually steamed in the shell [syn: soft-
           shell clam, steamer, steamer clam, long-neck clam]
      2: a cooking utensil that can be used to cook food by steaming
         it
      3: a ship powered by one or more steam engines [syn: steamer,
         steamship]
      4: an edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal
         regions of the United States and Europe [syn: soft-shell
         clam, steamer, steamer clam, long-neck clam, Mya
         arenaria]
      v 1: travel by means of steam power; "The ship steamed off into
           the Pacific" [syn: steamer, steam]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "steamer":
     Dungeness crab, Japanese crab, blue point, clam, coquillage, crab,
     crawdad, crawfish, crayfish, langouste, limpet, littleneck clam,
     lobster, mussel, oyster, periwinkle, prawn, quahog, scallop,
     shellfish, shrimp, snail, soft-shell crab, steamboat, steamship,
     whelk
  
  

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