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sternwheeler

[sturn-hwee-ler, -wee-] /ˈstɜrnˌʰwi lər, -ˌwi-/
noun
1.
a boat propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern.
Origin of sternwheeler
1850-1855
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55; sternwheel + -er1
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stern-wheeler

noun
1.
a vessel, esp a riverboat, propelled by a large paddle wheel at the stern Compare sidewheeler
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