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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pad·dle /ˈpædḷ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pad·dle /ˈpædḷ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pad·dle v. i.
 1. To use the hands or fingers in toying; to make caressing strokes. [Obs.]
 2. To dabble in water with hands or feet; to use a paddle, or something which serves as a paddle, in swimming, in paddling a boat, etc.
    As the men were paddling for their lives.   --L'Estrange.
    While paddling ducks the standing lake desire.   --Gay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pad·dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paddled p. pr. & vb. n. Paddling ]
 1. To pat or stroke amorously, or gently. [Obsolescent]
    To be paddling palms and pinching fingers.   --Shak.
 2. To propel with, or as with, a paddle or paddles.
 3. To pad; to tread upon; to trample. [Prov. Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pad·dle, n.
 1. An implement with a broad blade, which is used without a fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and boats.
 2. The broad part of a paddle, with which the stroke is made; hence, any short, broad blade, resembling that of a paddle, such as that used in table tennis.
    Thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon.   --Deut. xxiii. 13.
 3. One of the broad boards, or floats, at the circumference of a water wheel, or paddle wheel.
 4. A small gate in sluices or lock gates to admit or let off water; -- also called clough.
 5. Zool. A paddle-shaped foot, as of the sea turtle.
 6. A paddle-shaped implement for stirring or mixing.
 7.  See Paddle staff (b), below. [Prov. Eng.]
 Paddle beam Shipbuilding, one of two large timbers supporting the spring beam and paddle box of a steam vessel.
 Paddle board. See Paddle, n., 3.
 Paddle shaft, the revolving shaft which carries the paddle wheel of a steam vessel.
 Paddle staff. (a) A staff tipped with a broad blade, used by mole catchers. [Prov. Eng.] (b) A long-handled spade used to clean a plowshare; -- called also plow staff. [Prov. Eng.]
 Paddle steamer, a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels, in distinction from a screw propeller.
 Paddle wheel, the propelling wheel of a steam vessel, having paddles (or floats) on its circumference, and revolving in a vertical plane parallel to the vessel's length.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 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: 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 [syn: boat paddle]
      v 1: propel with a paddle; "paddle your own canoe"
      2: play in or as if in water, as of small children [syn: dabble,
          splash around]
      3: swim like a dog in shallow water
      4: walk unsteadily; "small children toddle" [syn: toddle, coggle,
          totter, dodder, waddle]
      5: give a spanking to; subject to a spanking [syn: spank, larrup]
      6: stir with a paddle