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sternwheeler

[sturn-hwee-ler, -wee-] /ˈstɜrnˌʰwi lər, -ˌwi-/
noun
1.
a boat propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; Americanism; sternwheel + -er1
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  • After waiting an hour for the president to arrive, they boarded a sternwheeler for the eight-mile trip down river.
  • The business consisted of one sternwheeler and one flat tunnel propeller boat.
  • It was a sternwheeler, meaning it had only one paddlewheel in the back of the boat.

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