sidewheel [sahyd-hweel, -weel] ExamplesWord Origin noun Nautical.
- either of a pair of paddle on the of a vessel.
Origin of sidewheel First recorded in 1825–35;+ side-wheel [sahyd-hweel, -weel] adjective
- having a paddle wheel on each side, as a steamboat.
Origin of side-wheel First recorded in 1855–60 Related formsside-wheel·er, noun Examples from the Web for sidewheel Historical Examples of sidewheel
Of these steam frigates, six are screw, and three sidewheel.
British Dictionary definitions for sidewheel sidewheel noun
- one of the paddle wheels of a sidewheeler