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Definition 1: an edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for steamer in the sense of this definition

(steamer is a kind of ...) burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness

(steamer is a part of ...) a clam that is usually steamed in the shell

(... is a member of steamer) type genus of the family Myacidae

Definition 2: a ship powered by one or more steam engines - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for steamer in the sense of this definition

(steamer is a kind of ...) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

(... is a kind of steamer ) a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels

(... is a kind of steamer ) a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule

(steamer is a part of ...) external-combustion engine in which heat is used to raise steam which either turns a turbine or forces a piston to move up and down in a cylinder

Definition 3: a cooking utensil that can be used to cook food by steaming it - [noun denoting artifact]

(steamer is a kind of ...) a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking

Definition 4: a clam that is usually steamed in the shell - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for steamer in the sense of this definition

(steamer is a kind of ...) flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams

(... is part of steamer) an edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe

Definition 5: travel by means of steam power - [verb of motion]

Samples where steamer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ship steamed off into the Pacific

Synonyms for steamer in the sense of this definition

(steamer is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(steamer belongs to category ...) the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

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