Definitions for paddle wheel
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a wheel for propelling a ship, having a number of paddles entering the water more or less perpendicularly.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of paddle wheel:
paddlewheel, paddle wheel(noun)
a large wheel fitted with paddles and driven by an engine in order to propel a boat
A large wheel, fitted with paddles, used to propel a vessel (especially a paddle steamer)
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