paddleboat

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noun pad·dle·boat \-ˌbōt\

Definition of paddleboat

  1. 1 :  a boat propelled by one or more large paddle wheels typically powered by a steam engine … a new sidewheel paddleboat of the sort that once carried New Yorkers on harbor and Hudson River trips — Richard F. Shepard

  2. 2 US :  a small recreational boat powered by pedals that turn a paddle wheel Paddleboats are curious vessels. They can be steered and they're powered by foot pedals so the effect is something like riding a bicycle on water. — Daniel Chang —called also pedal boat pedalo

1832

First Known Use of paddleboat

1832


PADDLEBOAT Defined for English Language Learners

paddleboat

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noun pad·dle·boat \-ˌbōt\

Definition of paddleboat for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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