Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A steamboat propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A steam-vessel propelled by one wheel, similar to a side-wheel, mounted astern: used for navigating shallow or narrow waters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Colloq. U.S. A steamboat having a stern wheel instead of side wheels.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a paddle steamer having the paddle wheel in the stern

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Examples

  • And of what value was hereditary prestige, when he who now chopped the most wood, or best conned a stern-wheeler through the island mazes, attained the chiefest consideration of his fellows?

    THE SICKNESS OF LONE CHIEF

  • I was on hand as the stern-wheeler edged into the wharf with her whistle screaming, and there on the top deck was the tall figure, one elegant gloved hand on the rail, her face shaded by a broad feathered hat.

    Isabelle

  • Originally named the Mark Twain Steamboat when the park opened in 1955, the stately, 5/8-scale stern-wheeler was the first functional riverboat to be built in the United States for fifty years.

    Mark Twain Riverboat | Papercraft Paradise | PaperCrafts | Paper Models | Card Models

  • One of those fiberglass stern-wheeler paddleboats from the Calang water park, where his father had taken him several times as a boy.

    The Killing Sea

  • One of those fiberglass stern-wheeler paddleboats from the Calang water park, where his father had taken him several times as a boy.

    The Killing Sea

  • One of those fiberglass stern-wheeler paddleboats from the Calang water park, where his father had taken him several times as a boy.

    The Killing Sea

  • I hear now she was the Eclaireur, the stern-wheeler which runs up and down the Ogowe in connection with the Chargeurs Reunis Company, subsidised by the Government, and when the Move whistled, she was just completing taking on 3,000 billets of wood for fuel.

    Travels in West Africa

  • The factory greatly wanted a flat-bottom iron steamer, a stern-wheeler, with sliding keel, and furnaces fit for burning half-dried wood — a craft of fourteen tons, costing perhaps £14 per ton, would be ample in point of size, and would save not a little money to the trader.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • I was on hand as the stern-wheeler edged into the wharf with her whistle screaming, and there on the top deck was the tall figure, one elegant gloved hand on the rail, her face shaded by a broad feathered hat.

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • I was on hand as the stern-wheeler edged into the wharf with her whistle screaming, and there on the top deck was the tall figure, one elegant gloved hand on the rail, her face shaded by a broad feathered hat.

    Flashman And The Redskins

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