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paddle box, paddlebox  n.  
A wooden covering for the upper part of the paddle wheel of a steam vessel.

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"Paddle box" Quotes from Famous Books

... destruction of the ship and great loss of life. We ran against one of these trees, somewhat sideways luckily for us, but it stood up on end, and amid a frightful noise, and a little momentary consternation, carried away one paddle box and wheel. A snag is only one of the numerous sources of accident in American river navigation. But one soon gets accustomed to the carelessness of danger which characterises the Americans, and on the whole travelling on their river steamers is very pleasant. The sleeping ...
— Memoirs • Prince De Joinville

... waited until the steamer came pretty near, and then he rowed out to meet it. He stopped rowing when the boat was opposite to the paddle wheel of the steamer, and the steamer stopped her engine at the same time. A man who stood on the paddle box threw a rope to the boat, and the boatman made this rope fast to a belaying pin that was set for the purpose near the bow of the boat. By means of this rope the boat was then drawn rapidly up alongside the steamer, at a place directly aft the paddle ...
— Rollo on the Rhine • Jacob Abbott

Words linked to "Paddle box" :   paddle wheel, paddle-box

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