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(sīd′wē′lər, -hwē′-)
A steamboat with a paddle wheel on each side.

side′-wheel′ adj.
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Noun1.side-wheeler - a paddle steamer having a paddle wheel on each side
paddle steamer, paddle-wheeler - a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels
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