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Definition of "stern-wheel" []

  • A paddle wheel attached to the stern of the steamboat which it propels. (adjective)
  • Having a paddle wheel at the stern. (adjective)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "stern-wheel" in a sentence
  • "But he held his tongue and went to work, and one day the defiant whistle of a crazy stern-wheel tub saluted the midnight sun on the dank river-stretch by"
  • "The steamer "Chapala" is a flat-bottom stern-wheel boat, very like those that are common on the shallow rivers of the West; the only boats adapted to shoal-water service."
  • "They boarded a steamer for a short lake voyage and then headed down the San Juan River toward the Atlantic Coast aboard another stern-wheel boat."