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[sahyd-hweel, -weel]
  1. having a paddle wheel on each side, as a steamboat.
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Origin of side-wheel

First recorded in 1855–60
Related formsside-wheel·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for side-wheeler

Historical Examples of side-wheeler

  • At last the side-wheeler "Sadie" was to leave for Nome, and what a commotion!

    A Woman who went to Alaska

    May Kellogg Sullivan

  • She is a side-wheeler, pretty big, with several berths and a dining-room.

  • The Mississippi could not take a gunboat, because she was a side-wheeler.

    The Hero of Manila

    Rossiter Johnson

  • She was a side-wheeler, and appeared to be a very handsome vessel.

  • Carpenter was in command of a Chinese Government despatch vessel—a side-wheeler—which was immediately under the Viceroy's orders.