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paddleboat

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noun pad·dle·boat \-ˌbōt\

Simple Definition of paddleboat

  • : a small boat with paddle wheels that you turn by moving pedals with your feet like someone riding a bicycle

  • : a large, old-fashioned boat that moves along the water using a large paddle wheel usually turned by steam power

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of paddleboat

  1. :  a boat propelled by a paddle wheel


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