paddle

paddle
paddle1 [pad′'l]
n.
[ME padell, small spade < ?]
1. a relatively short pole with a broad blade at one end or sometimes both ends, held in the hands and used to propel and steer a canoe, kayak, etc.: cf. OAR
2. any of various implements shaped like this; specif.,
a) a metal tool for stirring iron in a furnace
b) a small, flat, wooden instrument for working butter, stirring clay, etc.
c) a flat stick used for beating clothes in washing them by hand, as in a stream
d) a flat, wooden stick for administering punishment by beating
e) a flat, rounded piece of wood with a short handle, used to hit a ball, as in table tennis
3. any of the propelling boards in a water wheel or paddle wheel
vi.
paddled, paddling
to propel a canoe, etc. by means of a paddle
vt.
1. to propel (a canoe, etc.) by means of a paddle or paddles
2. to punish by beating as with a paddle; spank
3. to stir, work, etc. with a paddle
——————
☆ paddle one's own canoe
to depend entirely on oneself
paddler
n.
paddle2 [pad′'l]
vi.
paddled, paddling [prob. freq. < PAD3]
1. to move the hands or feet about in the water, as in playing; dabble
2. to walk like a small child; toddle
3. Archaic to play idly with the fingers ( on, in, etc.)
paddler
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Paddle — Pad dle, n. [See {Paddle}, v. i.] 1. An implement with a broad blade, which is used without a fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and boats. [1913 Webster] 2. The broad part of a paddle, with which the stroke is made; hence, any short …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paddle — Pad dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Paddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Paddling}] 1. To pat or stroke amorously, or gently. [Obsolescent] [1913 Webster] To be paddling palms and pinching fingers. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To propel with, or as with, a paddle or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paddle — Paddle (устройство «колесо»)  аналоговый игровой контроллер, использовавшийся в ранних видеоигровых системах, таких как Pong. Он представляет собой пластиковый корпус с установленным внутри него переменным резистором, снабжённым декоративной …   Википедия

  • paddle — Ⅰ. paddle [1] ► NOUN 1) a short pole with a broad blade at one or both ends, used to propel a small boat through the water. 2) a paddle shaped implement for stirring or mixing. 3) a short handled bat such as that used in table tennis. 4) each of… …   English terms dictionary

  • Paddle — Pad dle, v. i. [Prob. for pattle, and a dim. of pat, v.; cf. also E. pad to tread, Prov. G. paddeln, padden, to walk with short steps, to paddle, G. patschen to splash, dash, dabble, F. patouiller to dabble, splash, fr. patte a paw. [root]21.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paddle — (ingl.; pronunc. [pádel]) m. Juego de pelota semejante al tenis, que se juega con paletas de madera en una pista más pequeña y con la red más baja. ≃ Pádel. Paddle tenis. Paddle. * * * paddle. (Voz ingl.). m. Juego de pelota entre cuatro paredes …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Paddle —   [dt. »Schaufel«, »Paddel«], älteres Eingabegerät, das einem Joystick ähnelte und sich für bestimmte einfache Spiele eignete. Im Unterschied zum Joystick konnte ein Paddle nur Bewegungen in einer einzigen Richtung kontrollieren; dies geschah… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • paddle — [n] item used for propelling object oar, paddlewheel, pole, propeller, pull, scull, sweep; concepts 479,499 paddle [v] propel with arms or tool boat, cruise, cut water*, drift, drive, navigate, oar, pull, row, run rapids*, scull, sky an oar*,… …   New thesaurus

  • paddle — → pádel …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • paddle — (Voz ingl.). m. Juego de pelota entre cuatro paredes, en el que aquella se golpea con una pala de mango corto …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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