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paddle

play
verb, pad·dle \ˈpa-dəl\

Definition of paddle

paddledpaddling play \ˈpad-liŋ, ˈpa-dəl-iŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to move the hands or feet about in shallow water

  3. 2 archaic :  to use the hands or fingers in toying or caressing

  4. 3 :  toddle

paddler play \ˈpad-lər, ˈpa-dəl-ər\ noun


Origin of paddle

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1530

Rhymes with paddle


2

paddle

noun pad·dle

Simple Definition of paddle

  • : a long, usually wooden pole that has a wide, flat part at the end and is used to move and steer a small boat (such as a canoe)

  • : an object with a short handle and a wide, flat part that is used to hit the ball in various games (such as table tennis)

  • : any one of various tools or devices that are wide, flat, and thin

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of paddle

  1. 1 a :  a usually wooden implement that has a long handle and a broad flattened blade and that is used to propel and steer a small craft (as a canoe) b :  an implement often with a short handle and a broad flat blade that is used for stirring, mixing, or hitting; especially :  one used to hit a ball in any of various games (as table tennis) c :  a small usually numbered sign that is raised by a bidder at an auction to signal a bid d :  a flat electrode that is the part of a defibrillator placed on the chest of a patient and through which a shock of electricity is discharged

  2. 2 a :  any of the broad boards at the circumference of a paddle wheel or waterwheel b :  any of the broad blades attached to a shaft (as in an ice cream machine) and used for stirring

  3. 3 :  a computer input device with a dial used to control linear movement of a cursor on a computer display

Examples of paddle in a sentence

  1. Use the mixer's paddle attachment to mix the dough.

  2. The potter used a paddle to shape the clay.



Origin of paddle

Middle English padell spade-shaped tool for cleaning a plow


First Known Use: 1624


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paddle

verb, pad·dle

Definition of paddle

paddledpaddling play \ˈpad-liŋ, ˈpa-dəl-iŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to go on or through water by or as if by means of a paddle or paddle wheel

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 a :  to propel by a paddle b :  to transport in a paddled craft <paddled us to shore in his canoe>

  5. 2 a :  to beat or stir with or as if with a paddle (as in washing or dyeing) b :  to punish by or as if by beating with a paddle

paddler play \ˈpad-lər, ˈpa-dəl-ər\ noun


1677

First Known Use of paddle

1677



PADDLE Defined for Kids

1

paddle

play
verb pad·dle \ˈpa-dəl\

Definition of paddle for Students

paddledpaddling

  1. 1 :  to move or drive forward with an instrument like an oar or with short quick movements of hands and feet

  2. 2 :  to stir, mix, or beat with a paddle




2

paddle

play
noun pad·dle

Definition of paddle for Students

  1. 1 :  an instrument like an oar used in moving and steering a small boat (as a canoe)

  2. 2 :  an implement having a broad flat end and used for beating, mixing, or hitting

  3. 3 :  one of the broad boards at the outer edge of a waterwheel or a paddle wheel




3

paddle

play
verb pad·dle

Definition of paddle for Students

paddledpaddling

  1. :  to move or splash about in the water




Medical Dictionary

paddle

play
noun pad·dle \ˈpad-əl\

Medical Definition of paddle

  1. :  a flat electrode that is the part of a defibrillator placed on the chest of a patient and through which a shock of electricity is discharged—called also paddle electrode





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