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Definition of "side-wheel" []

  • Of, relating to, or being a steamboat with a paddle wheel on each side. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "side-wheel" in a sentence
  • "The New York was a side-wheel steamer that foundered during a hurricane about 60 miles off the coast of Cameron, Louisiana in 1846."
  • "The next major technological advance was the side-wheel mower, which had wheels on either side of the cutting cylinder that directly drove it."
  • "Sam packed a trunk, and on March 11, the cash from Bliss in his pocket, he boarded the side-wheel steamer Henry Chauncey for Panama."