Steamboating Steam"boat`ing, n. 1. The occupation or business of running a steamboat, or of transporting merchandise, passengers, etc., by steamboats. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bookbinding) The shearing of a pile of books which are as yet uncovered, or out of boards. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

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