Definitions English

  • A usually wooden implement having a blade at one end or sometimes at both ends, used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat.
  • Any of various implements resembling the paddle of a boat or canoe, as:
  • An iron tool for stirring molten ore in a furnace.
  • A tool with a shovellike blade used to mix materials in glassmaking.
  • A potter's pallet.
  • A narrow board used to beat clothes when laundering by hand.
  • A flattened board used to administer physical punishment.
  • Sports A light wooden or plastic racket used in playing table tennis, platform tennis, and similar games.
  • A board on a paddle wheel.
  • A flipper or flattened appendage of certain animals.
  • Botany See pad1.
  • The act of paddling.
  • Nautical To propel a watercraft with paddles or a paddle.
  • Nautical To row slowly and gently.
  • To move through water by means of repeated short strokes of the limbs.
  • Nautical To propel (a watercraft) with paddles or a paddle.
  • Nautical To convey in a watercraft propelled by paddles.
  • To spank or beat with a paddle, especially as a punishment.
  • To stir or shape (material) with a paddle.
  • To dabble about in shallow water; splash gently with the hands or feet.
  • To move with a waddling motion; toddle.