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Noun: paddle  pa-d(u)l
  1. Small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games
  2. A blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel
  3. [N. Amer] An instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board
  4. A short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat
    - boat paddle
  5. An enjoyable walk or play in shallow water with bare feet
Verb: paddle  pa-d(u)l
  1. (sport) propel with a paddle
    "paddle your own canoe"
  2. Play in or as if in water, as of small children
    - dabble, splash around
  3. (water sport) swim like a dog in shallow water
  4. Walk unsteadily
    "small children paddle";
    - toddle, coggle, totter, dodder, waddle
  5. [N. Amer] Give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
    - spank, larrup
  6. Stir with a paddle

Derived forms: paddled, paddles, paddling

Type of: bat, beat, beat up, blade, boat, instrument of punishment, oar, play, stir, swim, vane, walk, work over

Part of: mill wheel, millwheel, paddle wheel, paddlewheel

Encyclopedia: Paddle