Steamer Steam"er (-[~e]r), n. 1. A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat. [1913 Webster]

2. A steam fire engine. See under {Steam}. [1913 Webster]

3. A road locomotive for use on common roads, as in agricultural operations. [1913 Webster]

4. A vessel in which articles are subjected to the action of steam, as in washing, in cookery, and in various processes of manufacture. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) The steamer duck. [1913 Webster]

{Steamer duck} (Zo["o]l.), 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}. [1913 Webster]

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