paddle steamer

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paddle steamer (plural paddle steamers)

  1. (nautical) A steam-powered vessel propelled by one or two paddle wheels
    • 2014, Ian Jack, "Is this the end of Britishness", The Guardian, 16 September 2014:
      In the second volume of his autobiography, he writes of a journey up the Padma by paddle steamer (built, as it happens, on the river outside my window), where the dry season had exposed many sandbanks...
    • 2021 January 13, Dr Joseph Brennan, “Spectacular funiculars”, in RAIL, issue 922, page 53:
      By the 1880s, the pretty harbour village of Lynmouth was enjoying an influx of holidaymakers brought by paddle steamers from the likes of Bristol and Swansea.

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