paddler

noun
pad·​dler | \ ˈpad-lər How to pronounce paddler (audio) , ˈpa-dᵊl-ər \
plural paddlers

Definition of paddler

: one who paddles something (such as a canoe or kayak) One of the most rewarding sights to greet an early morning canoeist is that of a great blue heron feeding along the edge of a lake. … If the paddler is careful, he can glide close to the huge blue-gray bird …— Ton de Joode and Anthonie Stolk In a freestyle competition, paddlers use small, flat-bottomed, and often blunt-ended, funky-looking white-water kayaks to perform routines for judges.— Nancy Coulter-Parker

First Known Use of paddler

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Paddler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paddler. Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.

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