paddle wheel

noun

Definition of paddle wheel

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

First Known Use of paddle wheel

1685


PADDLE WHEEL Defined for English Language Learners

paddle wheel

noun

Definition of paddle wheel for English Language Learners

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


PADDLE WHEEL Defined for Kids

paddle wheel

noun

Definition of paddle wheel for Students

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

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