from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word steam-governor.
I believe he was the same boy who wanted to be a pirate and ended by inventing a steam-governor.
Boy Life Stories and Readings Selected From The Works of William Dean Howells William Dean Howells 1878
Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.