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sternwheel

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

a paddle wheel at the stern of a vessel.

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Origin of sternwheel

First recorded in 1810–20; stern2 + wheel

Definition for sternwheel (2 of 2)

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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