sternwheeler

[sturn-hwee-ler, -wee-]

Origin of sternwheeler

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; sternwheel + -er1
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stern-wheeler

noun
  1. a vessel, esp a riverboat, propelled by a large paddle wheel at the sternCompare sidewheeler
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