Origin of sidewheel
- having a paddle wheel on each side, as a steamboat.
Origin of side-wheel
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for sidewheel
Of these steam frigates, six are screw, and three sidewheel.
- one of the paddle wheels of a sidewheeler
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