paddle wheeler


Definition of paddle wheeler

: a steamer propelled by a paddle wheel

Examples of paddle wheeler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

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, "Move over, Belles. There's a Duchess coming to Louisville's Great Steamboat Race.," 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, "Ultimate Arizona bucket list: 14 things to do in Pinal County," 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,, "New Orleans airport throws its own Mardi Gras season parade for travelers: Fox 8," 10 Feb. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'paddle wheeler.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of paddle wheeler

1876, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about paddle wheeler

Statistics for paddle wheeler

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for paddle wheeler

The first known use of paddle wheeler was in 1876

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on paddle wheeler

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with paddle wheeler

Comments on paddle wheeler

What made you want to look up paddle wheeler? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


characterized by aphorism

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!