What does the word steamboat mean?

Usage examples for steamboat

  1. It was dark before I found him, after my day on a steamboat whose most important passenger, pointed out to me with some apparent pride by the old- time captain, was a brewer, author of a brew more famous in those parts than the artist's river pictures which I saw by candle- light that night in his schoolroom. – The French in the Heart of America by John Finley
  2. One of them called the Steamboat Spring, is a great curiosity of itself. – Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51 by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
  3. I understand that the steamboat skipper will run in to land some Siwash he's bringing down. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss