small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games
a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel
an instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board
paddle, boat paddle(verb)
a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat
propel with a paddle
"paddle your own canoe"
dabble, paddle, splash around(verb)
play in or as if in water, as of small children
swim like a dog in shallow water
toddle, coggle, totter, dodder, paddle, waddle(verb)
"small children toddle"
spank, paddle, larrup(verb)
give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
stir with a paddle
To spank with a paddle or as if with a paddle; -- usually as a disciplinary punishment of children.
To mix (a viscous liquid) by stirring or beating with a paddle.
to use the hands or fingers in toying; to make caressing strokes
to dabble in water with hands or feet; to use a paddle, or something which serves as a paddle, in swimming, in paddling a boat, etc
to pat or stroke amorously, or gently
to propel with, or as with, a paddle or paddles
to pad; to tread upon; to trample
an implement with a broad blade, which is used without a fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and boats
the broad part of a paddle, with which the stroke is made; hence, any short, broad blade, resembling that of a paddle
one of the broad boards, or floats, at the circumference of a water wheel, or paddle wheel
a small gate in sluices or lock gates to admit or let off water; -- also called clough
a paddle-shaped foot, as of the sea turtle
a paddle-shaped implement for string or mixing
see Paddle staff (b), below
Origin: [See Paddle, v. i.]
A paddle is a tool used for pushing against liquids, either as a form of propulsion in a boat or as an implement for mixing.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pad′l, v.i. to dabble in water with the hands or the feet: to touch or toy with the fingers: to beat the water as with the feet: to row: to move in the water as a duck does: (slang) to make off.—v.t. to move by means of an oar or paddle: to finger, toy with.—n. a short, broad, spoon-shaped oar, used for moving canoes: the blade of an oar: one of the boards at the circumference of a paddle-wheel.—ns. Padd′le-beam, one of the large timbers at the side of a paddle-wheel; Padd′le-board, one of the floats on the circumference of a paddle-wheel; Padd′le-box, a wooden box covering the upper part of the paddle-wheel of a steamer; Padd′ler, one who paddles; Padd′le-shaft, the axle on which the paddle-wheels of a steamer turn; Padd′le-wheel, the wheel of a steam-vessel, which by turning in the water causes it to move forward; Padd′le-wood, the light, strong wood of a Guiana tree of the dogbane family. [For pattle, freq. of pat.]
pad′l, n. (B.) a little spade.—n. Padd′le-staff, a spade for clearing a ploughshare. [Prob. from spaddle; cf. Spade.]
The numerical value of paddle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of paddle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Always behave like a duck - keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.
When I first started I couldn't paddle more than five minutes at a time. Now I can probably do an hour continuous.
I'm especially excited about the new Loire cruises because it's a river which has yet to be explored, paddle ships will allow this to be done for the first time in 2015.
It can be a really passive, intuitive thing. That's kind of what your goal is, is to let the water do all the work, and you use your paddle to assist when it's not perfect.
I put together our team. We travel around Florida to race against teams from in state and out of state. when I first started I couldn't paddle more than five minutes at a time. Now I can probably do an hour continuous.
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Translations for paddle
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- palaCatalan, Valencian
- paddel, padle, padleåre, pagajDanish
- Paddel, Tischtennisschläger, paddelnGerman
- pala, paletaSpanish
- lasta, siipi, mela, lätkä, siipiratas, kahlailla, maila, evä, kahlailu, melontaretki, läppä, melonta, meloa, piestäFinnish
- pale, rame, raquette, hélice, aviron, palme, pagaie, nageoire, aube, spatule, pagayage, volet, palette, pagayer, paletterFrench
- céasla, céaslaighIrish
- grunnaichScottish Gaelic
- evező, evezHungarian
- róa, paddlaIcelandic
- パドル, しゃもじ, 羽根板, 杓文字, 扉, ラケット, 水掻き, 外輪, かい, 受け板, 櫂, 漕ぐ, 叩くJapanese
- pagaai, scheprad, peddel, waterrad, schoep, pootjebaden, paddel, gepeddel, van de roede geven/slaan, peddelenDutch
- лопасть, ракетка, плица, весло, лопатка, плавник, гребное колесо, затвор, гребля, грестиRussian
- racket, bordtennisracket, paddel, paddla, roSwedish
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