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paddle wheel

noun
1.
a wheel for propelling a ship, having a number of paddles entering the water more or less perpendicularly.
Origin of paddle wheel
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85
Related forms
paddle-wheel, adjective
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paddle wheel

noun
1.
a large wheel fitted with paddles, turned by an engine to propel a vessel on the water
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Word Origin and History for paddle-wheel
n.

also paddlewheel, 1805, from paddle (n.) + wheel (n.).

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