paddle wheeler
noun Date: 1924 a steamer propelled by a paddle wheel

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • paddle-wheeler — [pad lhwēl΄ər, pad′ lwēl΄ər] n. a steamboat propelled by a paddle wheel * * * …   Universalium

  • paddle-wheeler — [pad lhwēl΄ər, pad′ lwēl΄ər] n. a steamboat propelled by a paddle wheel …   English World dictionary

  • paddle-wheeler — noun a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels • Syn: ↑paddle steamer • Hypernyms: ↑steamer, ↑steamship • Hyponyms: ↑side wheeler, ↑sternwheeler * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

  • paddle steamer — noun a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels • Syn: ↑paddle wheeler • Hypernyms: ↑steamer, ↑steamship • Hyponyms: ↑side wheeler, ↑sternwheeler …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wheeler — Wheel er, n. [1913 Webster] 1. One who wheels, or turns. [1913 Webster] 2. A maker of wheels; a wheelwright. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. A wheel horse. See under {Wheel}. [1913 Webster] 4. (Naut.) A steam vessel propelled by a paddle wheel or by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paddle steamer — A paddle steamer is a ship or boat driven by a steam engine that uses one or more paddle wheels to develop thrust for propulsion. It is also a type of steamboat. Boats with paddle wheels on the sides are termed sidewheelers, while those with a… …   Wikipedia

  • side-wheeler — noun a paddle steamer having a paddle wheel on each side • Hypernyms: ↑paddle steamer, ↑paddle wheeler …   Useful english dictionary

  • stern-wheeler — ☆ stern wheeler [stʉrn′hwēl΄ər, stʉrn′wēl΄ər ] n. a steamboat propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern * * * stern wheel·er (stûrnʹhwē lər, wē lər) n. A steamboat propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern. * * * …   Universalium

  • stern-wheeler — ☆ stern wheeler [stʉrn′hwēl΄ər, stʉrn′wēl΄ər ] n. a steamboat propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern …   English World dictionary

  • stern-wheeler — noun Date: 1855 a steamboat driven by a single paddle wheel at the stern …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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