tramp steamer
noun see tramp II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tramp steamer — tramp (def. 19). [1885 90] * * *       one of the two principal types of merchant ships as classified by operating method (the other is the ocean liner). The tramp steamer, in contrast to the liner, operates without a schedule, going wherever… …   Universalium

  • tramp steamer — n. TRAMP (n. 4) …   English World dictionary

  • tramp steamer — noun a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule • Syn: ↑tramp • Hypernyms: ↑steamer, ↑steamship * * * noun see tramp II, 6 * * * tramp (def. 19). [1885 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • tramp steamer — tramp′ steam′er n. naut. navig. tramp 17) …   From formal English to slang

  • tramp steamer — /ˈtræmp stimə/ (say tramp steemuh) noun → tramp (def. 21) …   Australian English dictionary

  • tramp steamer — noun a commercial steamship that has no regular schedule or published ports of call …   Wiktionary

  • tramp steamer — A ship which is not governed by any pre arranged ports of call but which stops at those ports for which it has cargo …   Black's law dictionary

  • tramp´er — tramp «tramp», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to walk heavily: »He tramped across the floor in his heavy boots. 2. to step heavily (on); trample: »He tramped on the flowers. 3. to go on foot; walk: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • tramp — tramper, n. trampish, adj. trampishly, adv. trampishness, n. /tramp/, v.i. 1. to tread or walk with a firm, heavy, resounding step. 2. to tread heavily or trample (usually fol. by on or upon): to tramp on a person s toes. 3. to walk steadily;… …   Universalium

  • Tramp (disambiguation) — A tramp is a type of vagrant. It may also refer to:In entertainment: * The Tramp, an iconic character played by Charlie Chaplin ** The Tramp (film), a 1915 short film in which he appeared * The Tramp (song), one of Joe Hill s most well known… …   Wikipedia

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