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sternwheel

[sturn-hweel, -weel] /ˈstɜrn ʰwil, -ˌwil/
noun, Nautical.
1.
a paddle wheel at the stern of a vessel.
Origin of sternwheel
1810-1820
1810-20; stern2 + wheel

stern-wheel

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