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Definition of paddle steamer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

paddle steamer

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpædl stiːmə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpædl stiːmər//
 
(British English) (also paddleboat North American English, British English) Types of boats and ships
 
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an old-fashioned type of boat driven by steam and moved forward by a large wheel or wheels at the side See related entries: Types of boats and ships