paddle steamer

  1. a vessel propelled by paddle wheels and driven by steam.

Origin of paddle steamer

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby paddle steamer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use paddle steamer in a sentence

  • All the power expended in the production of this great stream is, in the case of the paddle-steamer, entirely lost.

  • A large paddle steamer was towing a barge under the bridge against the swift current as we passed over.

  • The wake of a passing paddle-steamer made the boat pitch gently.

    The Wind Bloweth | Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • We went on board the little paddle steamer and paid our "sixpence return."

    The White Peacock | D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • 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