Origin of sternwheel
- propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern.
Origin of stern-wheel
First recorded in 1855–60
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She was roused from it by the scream of a whistle, and the hoonch-hoonch of a sternwheel steamer.Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete