noun (C) AmE an old-fashioned type of ship which is pushed forward by a pair of large wheels at the sides; paddle steamer BrE

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  • side-wheeler — side wheel·er (sīdʹhwē lər, wē ) n. A side wheel steamboat. * * * …   Universalium

  • side-wheeler — side wheel|er [ˈsaıdˌwi:lə US ər] n AmE an old fashioned type of ship which is pushed forward by a pair of large wheels at the sides British Equivalent: paddle steamer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • side-wheeler — noun a paddle steamer having a paddle wheel on each side • Hypernyms: ↑paddle steamer, ↑paddle wheeler …   Useful english dictionary

  • side-wheeler — noun see side wheel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • side-wheeler — noun N. Amer. a steamer with paddle wheels on either side …   English new terms dictionary

  • Wheeler — Wheel er, n. [1913 Webster] 1. One who wheels, or turns. [1913 Webster] 2. A maker of wheels; a wheelwright. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. A wheel horse. See under {Wheel}. [1913 Webster] 4. (Naut.) A steam vessel propelled by a paddle wheel or by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wheeler — [hwē′lər, wē′lər] n. 1. a person or thing that wheels 2. WHEEL HORSE (sense 1) 3. something having a (specified) kind or number of wheels: used in hyphenated compounds [side wheeler, two wheeler] …   English World dictionary

  • side-wheel — ☆ side wheel [sīd′hwēl΄, sīd′wēl΄ ] adj. designating a steamboat having a paddle wheel on each side side wheeler n …   English World dictionary

  • side-wheel|er — «SYD HWEE luhr», noun. a side wheel steamer: »in 1839, twenty years after the “side wheeler” Savannah made the first steamship crossing of the Atlantic Ocean (Beauchamp, Mayfield, and West) …   Useful english dictionary

  • side-wheel — side wheeler, n. /suyd hweel , weel /, adj. having a paddle wheel on each side, as a steamboat. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

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