Steamboat vs Clipper - What's the difference?

steamboat | clipper |

As nouns the difference between steamboat and clipper

is that steamboat is a boat or vessel propelled by steam power while clipper is anything that clips.

As a verb steamboat

is to travel by steamboat.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • A boat or vessel propelled by steam power.
  • 1870' ''By and by the '''steamboat intruded. Then for fifteen or twenty years, these men continued to run their keelboats down-stream, and the steamers did all of the upstream business, the keelboatmen selling their boats in New Orleans, and returning home as deck passengers in the steamers.'' — Mark Twain, ''Life on the Mississippi , Chapter 3.


    * steamer, steamship


    (en verb)
  • To travel by steamboat.
  • clipper



    (wikipedia clipper) (en noun)
  • Anything that clips.
  • * 2010 , James Morrow, The Last Witchfinder
  • Surtouts billowing in an unseasonably fierce wind, the ursine Chelmsford magistrate and his equally bulky constable herded their bound prisoners – three murderers, three thieves, a coin clipper , two convicted witches – across the Common
  • (chiefly, in the plural) A tool used for clipping something, such as hair, coins, or fingernails.
  • Something that moves swiftly; especially:
  • # (nautical) Any of several forms of very fast sailing ships having a long, low hull and a sharply raked stem.
  • # (informal) An Alberta clipper.
  • (electronics) A circuit which prevents the amplitude of a wave from exceeding a set value.
  • Derived terms

    * (Dutch; nautical ) klipper, klipperaak (g) * Alberta clipper

    See also

    * Clipper chip


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