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  • n. A steam-powered vessel propelled by one or two paddle wheels

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  • n. a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels, in distinction from a screw propeller.

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  • n. a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels


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  • A ship or boat driven by a steam engine that uses one or more paddle wheels to develop thrust for propulsion. The earliest steamships were paddle steamers; screw propellers came later.

    February 15, 2008