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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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Robert is originally from Minnesota and as a child watched paddle wheel boats travel the Mississippi River.
Tractor-powered aerators: Large aerators such as the paddle wheel aerator have been widely used for emergency aeration in large ponds.
Wood-burning steam boilers below the main deck provided the power to operate a large paddle wheel at the stern of the boat.
Then Dolly played Chopin's Minute Waltz in fifty-five seconds, following which they both did an incredible dance number called The Paddle Wheel Polka which ended in a blaze of glory with the two young people doing a series of high-speed cart wheels around the outside of the dance floor.
The slices plunge into a bath of ambient-temperature water, then pass through a paddle wheel to remove starch.
-- To the dismay of his neighbors on Webster Lake, Webster Ventures owner Christopher Robert was ever so close Monday to delivering on his promise to bring his 75-foot, 59-ton paddle wheel boat to Indian Ranch, his campground and concert venue on Gore Road.
Both paddle wheels and many lifeboats were washed away.
Unfortunately, Franklin's report had the effect of setting back development by several years because he argued convincingly that paddle wheels would not work.
Tenders are invited for Paddle Wheels For Pond Detailed As Mentioned In Nit
Robert has said his boat, including paddle wheels, is 75 feet long.
The bridge is literally just that - a metal-railed walkway crossing above the deck between the paddle wheels on which a solitary figure stands.
However, at the same time, a 237-ton steamship driven by a screw propeller rather than paddle wheels entered the Bristol harbor.