[sahyd-hweel, -weel]

noun Nautical.

either of a pair of paddle wheels on the sides of a vessel.

Origin of sidewheel

First recorded in 1825–35; side1 + wheel


[sahyd-hweel, -weel]


having a paddle wheel on each side, as a steamboat.

Origin of side-wheel

First recorded in 1855–60
Related formsside-wheel·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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one of the paddle wheels of a sidewheeler
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