Steamer duck
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • steamer duck — ▪ bird       (genus Tachyeres), any of four species of heavily built, big billed sea ducks of southernmost South America and the Falkland Islands. The bird is named for its habit of running across the water with wings thrashing like a paddle… …   Universalium

  • steamer duck — noun a greyish South American duck which churns the water with its wings when fleeing danger. [Tachyeres brachypterus (Falkland Islands, flightless) and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • steamer-duck — n. Race horse (Micropterus brachypterus) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • steamer duck — noun : any of two flightless and one flying large sea ducks (genus Tachyeres) of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, and the Falkland islands that swim with a peculiar action suggesting a side wheel steamboat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flying Steamer Duck — Taxobox name = Flying Steamer Duck status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Anseriformes familia = Anatidae genus = Tachyeres species = T. patachonicus binomial = Tachyeres patachonicus… …   Wikipedia

  • Chubut Steamer Duck — Conservation status Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Fuegian Steamer Duck — Conservation status Least Concern  …   Wikipedia

  • White-headed Flightless Steamer Duck — Taxobox name = White headed Flightless Steamer Duck status = NT | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Anseriformes familia = Anatidae genus = Tachyeres species = T. leucocephalus binomial = Tachyeres… …   Wikipedia

  • Magellanic Flightless Steamer Duck — Taxobox name = Magellanic Flightless Steamer Duck status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Anseriformes familia = Anatidae genus = Tachyeres species = T. pteneres binomial …   Wikipedia

  • Falkland Flightless Steamer Duck — Taxobox name = Falkland Flightless Steamer Duck image width = 240px image caption = Female status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Anseriformes familia = Anatidae genus = Tachyeres species …   Wikipedia

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