Meaning of “steamer” in the English Dictionary

"steamer" in British English

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steamernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstiː.mər/ us /ˈstiː.mɚ/

steamer noun [ C ] (BOAT)

a boat or ship that moves by steam power

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 steamer

(Definition of “steamer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)