- a structure enclosing a paddle wheel.
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Examples from the Web for paddle box
I jumped from the paddle-box on to the dock wall, and ran as fast as I could to the spot.The Hero of the Humber
The steamer which had been burned was the Farringford, and Matt had read the name on her paddle-box.Field and Forest
The top of the paddle-box was nearly on a level with the flat roof of this building.Seek and Find
The most rapid vessels are chosen for this service; they have the words, "United States Mail," painted on their paddle-box.
The small platform which connects the paddle-box with the steamer's deck.Burma