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paddle wheel

noun

Simple Definition of paddle wheel

  • : a wheel that moves through water as it turns and has a series of paddles around its outer edge

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of paddle wheel

  1. :  a wheel with paddles around its circumference used to propel a boat

1685

First Known Use of paddle wheel

1685


PADDLE WHEEL Defined for Kids

paddle wheel

noun

Definition of paddle wheel for Students

  1. :  a wheel with broad boards near its outer edge used to make a boat move




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