paddle wheel

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paddle wheel

A wheel with boards or paddles affixed around its circumference, partly immersed in water and rotated to propel a ship or boat.

pad′dle-wheel′ adj.
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paddle wheel

(Nautical Terms) a large wheel fitted with paddles, turned by an engine to propel a vessel on the water
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pad′dle wheel`

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a wheel for propelling a ship, having a number of paddles entering the water more or less perpendicularly.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paddle wheel - a large wheel fitted with paddles and driven by an engine in order to propel a boatpaddle wheel - a large wheel fitted with paddles and driven by an engine in order to propel a boat
paddle - a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel
paddle box, paddle-box - a wooden covering for the upper part of a paddlewheel
wheel - a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
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