paddle wheeler


: a steamer propelled by a paddle wheel

Examples of paddle wheeler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For history buffs, a visit to The National WWII Museum offers a poignant glimpse into the past, while an evening cruise on a steamboat paddle wheeler provides a memorable way to end the day. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 1 Apr. 2024 This 500-passenger Lake Tahoe paddle wheeler is the largest cruising vessel in South Lake Tahoe, offering both daytime and dinner cruises, as well as private charters. By sunset, Sunset Magazine, 15 Sep. 2023 American Queen Voyages' Upper Mississippi Cruise from St. Louis to Minneapolis History lovers will enjoy this nine-day cruise along the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers on American Queen Voyages' 245-passenger American Countess paddle wheeler. Stacey Zable, Travel + Leisure, 25 May 2023 The itinerary is offered on four different 180-passenger ships, including the American Serenade (inaugurated in 2023) and the classic American Splendor paddle wheeler. Stacey Zable, Travel + Leisure, 25 May 2023 This impressive paddle wheeler takes guests on a two-hour tour down the river. Megan Dubois, Chron, 13 Mar. 2023 Ghost Ship on the Haunted Seas is the theme of the Halloween boat party aboard the Star of New York paddle wheeler leaving from the dock at 1318 N. Ocean Drive in Hollywood at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 (boarding at 8 p.m.) and returning at midnight. Ben Crandell,, 21 Oct. 2020 Nearby, the Isle of Capri casino boat, a paddle wheeler, was wedged under the rickety Interstate 10 bridge, where it got stuck after becoming unmoored in the storm. Andrea Gallo and Bryn Stole | Staff Writers,, 27 Aug. 2020 Three boats will compete in 2018, including The American Duchess, the newest paddle wheeler built by the American Queen Steamboat Company. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 16 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paddle wheeler was in 1876

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“Paddle wheeler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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