sternwheel

[ sturn-hweel, -weel ]
/ ˈstɜrn ʰwil, -ˌwil /
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noun Nautical.

a paddle wheel at the stern of a vessel.

Nearby words

  1. sternutator,
  2. sternutatory,
  3. sternward,
  4. sternwards,
  5. sternway,
  6. sternwheeler,
  7. steroid,
  8. steroid acne,
  9. steroid hormone,
  10. steroid ulcer

Origin of sternwheel

First recorded in 1810–20; stern2 + wheel

stern-wheel

[ sturn-hweel, -weel ]
/ ˈstɜrnˌʰwil, -ˌwil /

adjective (of a vessel)

propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern.

Origin of stern-wheel

First recorded in 1855–60

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