sternwheeler

[ sturn-hwee-ler, -wee- ]
/ ˈstɜrnˌʰwi lər, -ˌwi- /

noun

a boat propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern.

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Origin of sternwheeler

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; sternwheel + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for sternwheeler

stern-wheeler

noun

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