stern-wheeler

sternwheeler

[sturn-hwee-ler, -wee-]
noun
a boat propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern.

Origin:
1850–55; Americanism; sternwheel + -er1

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stern-wheeler
 
n
Compare sidewheeler a vessel, esp a riverboat, propelled by a large paddle wheel at the stern

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