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sidewheel

[sahyd-hweel, -weel]
noun Nautical.
  1. either of a pair of paddle wheels on the sides of a vessel.
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Origin of sidewheel

First recorded in 1825–35; side1 + wheel

side-wheel

[sahyd-hweel, -weel]
adjective
  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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Historical Examples of sidewheel

  • Of these steam frigates, six are screw, and three sidewheel.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol III, Issue VI, June, 1863

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British Dictionary definitions for sidewheel

sidewheel

noun
  1. one of the paddle wheels of a sidewheeler
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