paddle wheeler


: a steamer propelled by a paddle wheel

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The 150-passenger paddle wheeler makes a 2.5-hour circuit around the lake with either a chicken or beef buffet-style dinner with salad, rolls and the chef's seasonal dessert. Sonja Haller, azcentral, 18 Feb. 2015 Louisiana authorized floating casinos in 1991, at a time when proponents portrayed them as old-time paddle wheelers regularly sailing the state's rivers. Greg Larose,, 10 Feb. 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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Cite this Entry

“Paddle wheeler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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