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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.

Paddle Quotations

The height of the pulleys from the ground was twelve yards, and consequently, when the weights had descended through that distance, they had to be wound up again in order to renew the motion of the paddle.
James Prescott Joule

I'll paddle board, swim in the ocean, roll in the sand, soak up the sun, eat good food, be with friends and family and go fishing with my dad.
Behati Prinsloo

Refuse to accept the belief that your professional relevance, career success or financial security turns on the next update on the latest technology. Sometimes it's good to put the paddle down and just let the canoe glide.
Simon Mainwaring

Unless you paddle for the wave, you'll never know if you could catch it. But once you do... Ride it as long as you can. Love as long as you can.
Abigail Spencer

We go by the lighthouse; paddle out. After we got out, we paddled way down to get the biggest peak.
George Downing
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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
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