steamer

Definitions

General English

Food

  • A double or triple saucepan with a top lid in which the compartments above the bottom pan are perforated so that steam generated at the bottom can circulate around the food items in the upper compartments

Slang

  • noun a bout of heavy drinking. Often heard in the phrase ‘on/in a steamer’.

Travel

  • noun a large passenger ship powered by steam
  • noun a type of pan with holes in the bottom which is placed over boiling water for steaming food
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