Paddle
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, broad blade, resembling that of a paddle, such as that used in table tennis. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon. --Deut. xxiii. 13. [1913 Webster]

3. One of the broad boards, or floats, at the circumference of a water wheel, or paddle wheel. [1913 Webster]

4. A small gate in sluices or lock gates to admit or let off water; -- also called {clough}. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) A paddle-shaped foot, as of the sea turtle. [1913 Webster]

6. A paddle-shaped implement for stirring or mixing. [1913 Webster]

7. [In this sense prob. for older spaddle, a dim. of spade.] See {Paddle staff} (b), below. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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… …   English World dictionary

  • 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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