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stern-wheel

[sturn-hweel, -weel] /ˈstɜrnˌʰwil, -ˌwil/
adjective, (of a vessel)
1.
propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60

sternwheel

[sturn-hweel, -weel] /ˈstɜrn ʰwil, -ˌwil/
noun, Nautical
1.
a paddle wheel at the stern of a vessel.
Origin
1810-20; stern2 + wheel
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  • One placed the propelling wheel overhanging the stern of the boat and was called a sternwheel.
  • Take a trip back in time when sternwheel boats were one of the main modes of transportation.
  • Michaels, taking with her a small army of mechanics to put the sternwheel steamer together.
  • The sternwheel is seated between the two monkey rudders and the four main rudders mounted at the end of the hull.

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