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paddle steamer

a vessel propelled by paddle wheels and driven by steam.
Origin of paddle steamer
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was laid by the Monarch, a paddle steamer which had been fitted for the work.

  • From the paddle steamer we beheld a thunderstorm burst over Stamboul.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • Inquiring which was the "Falcon," a paddle steamer moored in the stream was pointed out to them by a boatman.

    Jack Archer

    G. A. Henty
  • Thus, the paddle steamer Mercury, while sweeping off the Sunk, brought up three mines and their sinkers in this way.

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