Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A boat, especially a steamship, propelled through the water by paddle wheels on each side or by one paddle wheel astern. Also called paddle wheeler.

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  • n. A boat propelled by a paddle wheel

Etymologies

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paddle +‎ boat

Examples

  • He said he and his 19-year-old son would slice them open with a knife from a paddleboat.

    Manure Raises New Stink

  • Nonetheless, those of us who have braved the waters of Lake Prospect Park by paddleboat know, it can be rented by the hour.

    Fully Loaded: Excessive Packaging

  • Petra the swan and her swan-shaped paddleboat are parting ways.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Chuck had started piloting again on weekends in Tunica, driving dinner tours on a family-owned paddleboat pleasure cruiser called the Tunica Queen.

    Interstate 69

  • On the other side of its levee today sit the cypress trees and swampy wetlands of an oxbow lake named Kate Adams, in honor of a popular paddleboat from Memphis that used to dock there, back when “there” was the river.

    Interstate 69

  • He made a frustrated noise and turned to face the front of the paddleboat.

    Shade

  • Were trekking across the sand and toward a block of beach layered with windsurf boards and sails and even a paddleboat or two.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • In spite of the throbbing exertions of the engines of the little paddleboat, and the pouring foam that her wheels flung behind her, she receded with terrifying slowness from this ominous advance.

    The War of The Worlds

  • LONG: You don't expect to be able to paddleboat there in Afghanistan.

    CNN Transcript Nov 13, 2009

  • The townspeople have also taken full advantage of the Avon River, which provides a natural setting for leisurely strolls amid the old, leafy trees that line the shore or a paddleboat or pontoon ride on the calm waters.

    A Place Where Beauty Matters

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