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English definition of “paddle steamer”

paddle steamer

noun [C] uk   UK (US paddle wheeler) us  
a large boat that uses a paddle driven by steam to move through the waterPassenger, cargo and military shipsBoats and sailing craft
(Definition of paddle steamer from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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