Steamer vs Streamer - What's the difference?

steamer | streamer |

As nouns the difference between steamer and streamer

is that steamer is (cookware) a cooking appliance that cooks by steaming while streamer is a long, narrow flag, or piece of material used or seen as a decoration.

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(en noun)
  • (cookware) A cooking appliance that cooks by steaming.
  • A vessel in which articles are subjected to the action of steam, as in washing, and in various processes of manufacture.
  • A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat.
  • A steam-powered road locomotive; a traction engine.
  • A wetsuit which has long sleeves and long legs.
  • A dish of steamed clams.
  • Any species of the duck genus Tachyeres , of which all four species occur in South America, and three are flightless.
  • (Australia, food, obsolete) A food made by cooking diced meat very slowly in a tightly sealed pot, with a minimum of flavourings, allowing it to steam in its own juices; popular circa 1850 but apparently no longer so by the 1900s .
  • * “Melville”, Australia'', quoted in 1864''', Edward Abbott, ''The English and Australian Cookery Book: Cookery for the Many, as Well as for the ‘Upper Ten Thousand’'', London, in turn quoted in '''1998 , Colin Bannerman, et al., ''Acquired Tastes: Celebrating Australia?s Culinary History , (publisher), ISBN 0-642-10693-2, page 14,
  • Of all the dishes ever brought to table, nothing equals that of the steamer .
  • (obsolete) A steam fire engine, a fire engine consisting of a steam boiler and engine, and pump which is driven by the engine, combined and mounted on wheels (Webster 1913).
  • (horse racing) A horse whose odds are decreasing (becoming shorter) because bettors are backing it.
  • (UK, crime, slang) Member of a youth gang who engages in robbing and escaping as a large group.
  • (UK, sex, slang) Oral sex performed on a man.
  • (UK, slang) A homosexual man with a preference for passive partners.
  • (UK, crime, slang) A prostitute's client.
  • (US, gambling, slang) A gambler who increases a wager after losing.
  • (UK, Scotland, slang) A drinking session.
  • Synonyms

    * (homosexual man) see * (sense, prostitute's client) see * (drinking session) bender, binge, carouse, piss-up

    Derived terms

    * Cleveland steamer * steamer chair

    See also

    * (Tachyeres)


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    (en noun)
  • A long, narrow flag, or piece of material used or seen as a decoration.
  • *(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • *
  • *:Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage, and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.
  • Strips of paper or other material used as confetti.
  • A newspaper headline that runs across the entire page.
  • (lb) Of computing.
  • #A data storage system, mainly used to produce backups, in which large quantities of data are transferred to a continuously moving tape.
  • #Any mechanism for ing data.
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  • (lb) In fly fishing, a variety of wet fly designed to mimic a minnow.
  • (lb) One who searches for stream tin.
  • A stream or column of light shooting upward from the horizon, constituting one of the forms of the aurora borealis.
  • *(James Russell Lowell) (1819-1891)
  • *:While overhead the North's dumb streamers shoot.
  • :(Macaulay)
  • See also

    * stream