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English definition of “steamer”

steamer

noun [C] uk   /ˈstiː.mər/ us    /-mɚ/

steamer noun [C] (BOAT)

a boat or ship that moves by steam powerPassenger, cargo and military shipsBoats and sailing craft

steamer noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a container with holes in the bottom that is put over boiling water in order to cook food in steam, or a machine that cooks food with steam: a rice steamer a vegetable steamerPots and pans
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