paddle box

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Noun1.paddle box - a wooden covering for the upper part of a paddlewheel
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
paddle wheel, paddlewheel - a large wheel fitted with paddles and driven by an engine in order to propel a boat
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Louis at four in the afternoon, and she stood on the lower guard abaft the paddle box and watched Tom through a blur of tears until he melted into the throng of people and disappeared; then she looked no more, but sat there on a coil of cable crying till far into the night.
They have now returned to the wreck with cameras and despite the darkness 200ft below the surface, the pictures clearly show the curved framework of a paddle box.