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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pad′dle wheel`(n.)

  1. 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:

1675–85

Princeton's WordNet

  1. paddlewheel, paddle wheel(noun)

    a large wheel fitted with paddles and driven by an engine in order to propel a boat

Wiktionary

  1. paddle wheel(Noun)

    A large wheel, fitted with paddles, used to propel a vessel (especially a paddle steamer)

Freebase

  1. Paddle wheel

    A paddle wheel is a form of waterwheel or impeller in which a number of paddles are set around the periphery of the wheel. It has several usages: ⁕Very low lift water pumping, such as flooding paddy fields at no more than about 0.5 m height above the water source. ⁕Low head hydro power ⁕To move and mix algae culture in the raceway ponds used for algaculture. This article needs help, the following is submitted for accuracy and purposed direction: Paddle wheels are transducers, i.e. a device capable of transforming one form of energy into another. A water mill takes energy from flowing water and transforms it into rotary energy, which can be further transformed into electricity, with the incorporation of another transducer such as a generator or alternator. A paddle wheel for propulsion changes rotary energy into a fluid thrust. Paddle wheels are an ancient invention utilized for eons and still today in a wide range of industrial and agriculture applications. A paddle wheel is a device having a plurality of paddles attached to a wheel or a plurality of wheels having an endless line entrained around the wheels and further having a plurality of “paddles” attached incrementally about the endless line.

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