steamer trunk
noun Date: 1867 a trunk suitable for use in a stateroom of a steamer; especially a shallow trunk that may be stowed beneath a berth

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  • steamer trunk — ☆ steamer trunk n. a broad, low, rectangular trunk, originally designed to fit under a bunk on shipboard …   English World dictionary

  • steamer trunk — steamer ,trunk noun count a container like a very large suitcase, used for carrying clothes and other objects when you travel …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • steamer trunk — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms steamer trunk : singular steamer trunk plural steamer trunks a container like a very large suitcase, used for carrying clothes and other objects when you travel …   English dictionary

  • steamer trunk — noun : a trunk suitable for use in a stateroom of a steamer; especially : a shallow trunk that may be stowed beneath a berth …   Useful english dictionary

  • steamer trunk — steam′er trunk n. a rectangular traveling trunk low enough to slide under a bunk on a ship • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • steamer trunk — a rectangular traveling trunk low enough to slide under a bunk on a ship. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • steamer trunk — noun a sturdy trunk designed or intended for use on board a steamboat …   English new terms dictionary

  • Trunk steamer — A freight steamer having a high hatch coaming extending almost continuously fore and aft, but not of whaleback form at the sides. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Steamer — may refer to: * Jiffy steamer, a device used to remove wrinkles from garments and fabrics * Steamboat, a boat propelled by a paddlewheel or propeller under steam power * Stanley Steamer, a steam powered automobile * Fastball, nickname for the… …   Wikipedia

  • Trunk (luggage) — A trunk, also known as a travelling chest, is a large cuboid container for holding clothes and other personal belongings, typically about 1.5 metres wide, and 0.5 metres each deep and high, or about 25 to 40 wide, 14 to 28 high, and 14 to 24 deep …   Wikipedia

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