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Definition of Paddle


  1. To use the hands or fingers in toying; to make caressing strokes.
  2. 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.
  3. To pat or stroke amorously, or gently.
  4. To propel with, or as with, a paddle or paddles.
  5. To pad; to tread upon; to trample.
  6. An implement with a broad blade, which is used without a fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and boats.
  7. The broad part of a paddle, with which the stroke is made; hence, any short, broad blade, resembling that of a paddle.
  8. One of the broad boards, or floats, at the circumference of a water wheel, or paddle wheel.
  9. A small gate in sluices or lock gates to admit or let off water; -- also called clough.
  10. A paddle-shaped foot, as of the sea turtle.
  11. A paddle-shaped implement for string or mixing.
  12. See Paddle staff (b), below.
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Paddle Translations

paddle in Dutch is peddelen, door het water plassen
paddle in French is pagaie, patauger, barbotter
paddle in German is Spielkonsole, Paddel
paddle in Italian is pagaia
paddle in Spanish is zagual
paddle in Swedish is paddla, paddel