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paddle wheel

a large wheel fitted with paddles, turned by an engine to propel a vessel on the water

paddle wheel

[′pad·əl ‚wēl]
(mechanical engineering)
A device used to propel shallow-draft vessels, consisting of a wheel with paddles or floats on its circumference, the wheel rotating in a plane parallel to the ship's length.
A wheel with paddles used to move leather in a processing vat.
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The entire upper deck, paddle wheels and pilot house for the 125-passenger ship arrived separately months earlier.
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Limited passenger service was offered for another year or two, but in general the sound of the steamboat whistle and the churning of the turbulent water over the paddle wheels faded away from the once-bustling Wenatchee river port.
Professor Chris Michael on board his boat, Marlin, in Liverpool Marina; The ill-fated Lelia and one of her paddle wheels on the sea bed
The turning of the big paddle wheel might charm Mississippi riverboat passengers into believing they've been transported back to the time of Mark Twain.
A 150-passenger paddle wheel excursion boat available for parties, luncheon or dinner cruises.
At a particularly bad spot, with the paddle wheel churning wildly, a woodchopper living in a cabin on the riverbank chose that moment to come down for a pail of water.
Year round recreation, skiing, hiking, casinos, mountain bike riding, fishing, wake boarding, sailing on big boats, paddle wheel dinner/cruise boats, clear deep blue water, spawning salmon, zip lining, historic homes to visit, and much more.
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According to SBMA officials, the boat for sale is a "fully operational paddle wheel riverboat" that includes the following specifications:
The quest by Webster Ventures to bring a 75-foot paddle wheel boat to Indian Ranch was interrupted Monday night by Connecticut State Police.
Similar comments apply to Paddle Wheel and Pin Wheel flowmeters, which translate the mechanical action of paddles/wheels into volumetric flow.