Definition of Paddle

1. Noun. Small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games.

Generic synonyms: Bat
Specialized synonyms: Pingpong Paddle, Table-tennis Bat, Table-tennis Racquet

2. Verb. Propel with a paddle. "Paddle your own canoe"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Specialized synonyms: Feather, Square
Generic synonyms: Boat
Derivative terms: Paddler

3. Noun. A blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel.
Generic synonyms: Blade, Vane
Group relationships: Mill Wheel, Millwheel, Paddle Wheel, Paddlewheel

4. Verb. Play in or as if in water, as of small children.
Exact synonyms: Dabble, Splash Around
Generic synonyms: Play

5. Noun. An instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board.
Generic synonyms: Instrument Of Punishment

6. Verb. Swim like a dog in shallow water.
Category relationships: Aquatics, Water Sport
Generic synonyms: Swim

7. Noun. A short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat.
Exact synonyms: Boat Paddle
Generic synonyms: Oar

8. Verb. Walk unsteadily. "The children paddle to the playground"; "Small children toddle"
Exact synonyms: Coggle, Dodder, Toddle, Totter, Waddle
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Dodderer, Toddler, Totterer, Waddle, Waddler

9. Verb. Give a spanking to; subject to a spanking. "They want to paddle the prisoners "
Exact synonyms: Larrup, Spank
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Up, Work Over
Derivative terms: Spank, Spanker, Spanking

10. Verb. Stir with a paddle.
Generic synonyms: Stir

Definition of Paddle

1. v. i. To use the hands or fingers in toying; to make caressing strokes.

2. v. t. To pat or stroke amorously, or gently.

3. n. An implement with a broad blade, which is used without a fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and boats.

Definition of Paddle

1. Noun. A two-handed, single-bladed oar used to propel a canoe or a small boat. ¹

2. Noun. A double-bladed oar used for kayaking. ¹

3. Noun. Time spent on paddling. ¹

4. Noun. A slat of a paddleboat's wheel. ¹

5. Noun. A paddlewheel. ¹

6. Noun. A blade of a waterwheel. ¹

7. Noun. (video games dated) A game controller with a round wheel used to control player movement along one axis of the video screen. ¹

8. Noun. (British) A meandering walk or dabble through shallow water, especially at the seaside. ¹

9. Noun. A kitchen utensil shaped like a '''paddle''' and used for mixing, beating etc. ¹

10. Noun. A bat-shaped spanking implement ¹

11. Noun. A ping-pong bat. ¹

12. Noun. A flat limb of an aquatic animal, adapted for swimming. ¹

13. Noun. In a sluice, a panel that controls the flow of water. ¹

14. Noun. A group of inerts ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To propel something through water with a '''paddle''', oar or hands. ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive) To row a boat with less than one's full capacity. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To spank with a paddle. ¹

18. Verb. (intransitive) (British) To walk or dabble playfully in shallow water, especially at the seaside. ¹

19. Verb. To toddle ¹

20. Verb. (archaic) (intransitive) To toy or caress using hands or fingers ¹

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Definition of Paddle

1. to propel with a broad-bladed implement [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES]

Medical Definition of Paddle

1. 1. An implement with a broad blade, which is used without a fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and boats. 2. The broad part of a paddle, with which the stroke is made; hence, any short, broad blade, resembling that of a paddle. "Thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon." (Deut. Xxiii. 13) 3. One of the broad boards, or floats, at the circumference of a water wheel, or paddle wheel. 4. A small gate in sluices or lock gates to admit or let off water; also called clough. 5. A paddle-shaped foot, as of the sea turtle. 6. A paddle-shaped implement for string or mixing. 7. [In this sense prob. For older spaddle, a dim. Of spade] See Paddle staff (b), below. Paddle beam, one of two large timbers supporting the spring beam and paddle box of a steam vessel. Paddle board. See Paddle. Paddle box, the structure inclosing the upper part of the paddle wheel of a steam vessel. Paddle shaft, the revolving shaft which carries the paddle wheel of a steam vessel. Paddle staff. A staff tipped with a broad blade, used by mole catchers. A long-handled spade used to clean a plowshare; called also plow staff. Paddle steamer, a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels, in distinction from a screw propeller. Paddle wheel, the propelling wheel of a steam vessel, having paddles (or floats) on its circumference, and revolving in a vertical plane parallel to the vessel's length. See: Paddle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paddle

paddle (current term)
paddle board
paddle box
paddle shifter
paddle shifters
paddle steamer
paddle wheel

Literary usage of Paddle

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1. The Cyclopædia;: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Abraham Rees by Abraham Rees (1819)
"The velocity with which the paddle ... or the water which the paddle removes will not have time to return to its level ... except the paddle-wheels at the ..."

2. Darwin and After Darwin: An Exposition of the Darwinian Theory and a by George John Romanes, Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1892)
"paddle of a Whale. not only are there six rows of bones, instead of five, suggestive of the numerous rays which characterise the fin of a fish ; but the ..."

3. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1858)
"An old work on China contains a »el moved by four paddle-wheels, and uned e seventh century, but the earliest distinct i means of propulsion appears to be ..."

4. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1880)
"The steamer Accomac, which is propelled by two paddle-wheels of the kind described ... Feathering paddle-wheels have been made according to Taylor's patent, ..."

5. The Marine Steam Engine: A Treatise for Engineering Students, Young by Richard Sennett, Henry John Oram (1913)
"paddle-WHEELS. Radial paddle-wheel. — The simplest form of paddle-wheel u generally known as the common or radial paddle-wheel. In this wheel the floats are ..."

6. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1900)
"Aotea" is the canoe, Turi is the man on board, Te Boku-o-whiti is the paddle. Close to the side, the paddle, Encircle the side, the paddle, Forward, ..."

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