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paddle steamer

a vessel propelled by paddle wheels and driven by steam.
Origin of paddle steamer
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The remainder sailed on board the paddle-steamer London, a vessel quite as unsuited for the purpose as the Melazzo.

  • She is somewhat of a semi-twin type, one-third wider than the ordinary sailing ship, but not so wide as a paddle-steamer.

  • Perhaps in a boat at the mouth of the Rion, listening for the mill-wheels of a paddle-steamer to grind the slow grit of distance.

    Dariel R. D. Blackmore
  • All the power expended in the production of this great stream is, in the case of the paddle-steamer, entirely lost.

  • In the afternoon she missed a paddle-steamer which managed to save herself by beaching.

    The Story of Our Submarines John Graham Bower

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