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(ˈstɜrnˌʰwi lər, -ˌwi-)

a boat propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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Noun1.sternwheeler - a paddle steamer having the paddle wheel in the stern
paddle steamer, paddle-wheeler - a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels


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