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Meaning of stern-wheel

stern-wheel

Pronunciation: (stûrn'hwēl", -wēl"), [key]
— adj.
  1. propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern.

stern•wheel

Pronunciation: (stûrn'hwēl, -wēl"), [key]
— n. Naut.
  1. a paddle wheel at the stern of a vessel.
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