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noun

a wheel for propelling a ship, having a number of paddles entering the water more or less perpendicularly.

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Origin of paddle wheel

First recorded in 1675–85

OTHER WORDS FROM paddle wheel

paddle-wheel, adjective
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paddle wheel

noun

a large wheel fitted with paddles, turned by an engine to propel a vessel on the water
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