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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pad•dleˈpæd l(n.; v.)-dled, -dling.

  1. (n.)a short, flat-bladed oar for propelling and steering a canoe or small boat, usu. held by both hands and moved through a vertical arc.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. any of various similar implements used for mixing, stirring, or beating.

  3. a similarly shaped implement used to spank or beat someone.

  4. a racket with a short handle and a wide, rounded blade, used in table tennis, paddle tennis, etc.

  5. an implement used for beating garments while washing them in running water, as in a stream.

  6. a blade of a paddle wheel.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  7. Category: Nautical, Navy

    Ref: paddle wheel.

  8. a flipper or limb of a penguin, turtle, whale, etc.

    Category: Zoology

  9. an act of paddling.

  10. (v.i.)to propel or travel in a canoe or the like by using a paddle.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  11. (v.t.)to propel with a paddle.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  12. to spank with or as if with a paddle.

  13. to stir, mix, or beat with or as if with a paddle.

  14. to hit (a ball) with a paddle.

Origin of paddle:

1400–50; late ME padell implement for cleaning a plowshare, of uncert. origin


pad•dleˈpæd l(v.i.)-dled, -dling.

  1. to move the feet or hands in water.

Origin of paddle:

1520–30; orig. uncert.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. canoeist, paddler(noun)

    someone paddling a canoe


  1. paddler(Noun)

    One who paddles; especially, a person who propels a canoe or kayak by the action of paddling.


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