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Definition of "sidewheeler" []

  • A vessel (especially a paddle steamer) propelled by a pair of paddle wheels positioned one on each side (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "sidewheeler" in a sentence
  • "I love the look of a classic antebellum steamboat, and the artist here actually got it right and gave me a sidewheeler, not a sternwheeler."
  • "There was also an armed sidewheeler at point C and also point E on the map above – with some serious high caliber guns."
  • "Jim pointed out that many ships plied the waters 50 years ago, including the SS District of Columbia, which made overnight trips to Norfolk, and an ex-Hudson River sidewheeler named the SS Bear Mountain."