sternwheeler

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sternwheel +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

sternwheeler (plural sternwheelers)

  1. (nautical) A vessel (especially a paddle steamer) propelled by a single paddle wheel positioned at the stern
    • 1998, Adam Hochschild, King Leopold's Ghost, Pan 2012, p. 140:
      Williams's steamboat crossed paths with a boat that was at the start of its voyage upstream, a long, boxy sternwheeler with a funnel and pilothouse on its top deck.

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