Paddling
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 paddles. [1913 Webster]

3. To pad; to tread upon; to trample. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

4. To spank with a paddle or as if with a paddle; -- usually as a disciplinary punishment of children. [PJC]

5. To mix (a viscous liquid) by stirring or beating with a paddle. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • paddling — n. act of moving a boat using a paddle; spanking or striking with a paddle; act of trampling the surface of soft ground pad·dle || pædl n. oar; ping pong racquet; any elongated flat ended implement used for various actions (i.e. stirring,… …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • paddling — pad·dling (pădʹlĭng, pădʹl ĭng) n. 1. The act of moving a boat by means of a paddle. 2. A spanking or beating with a paddle. * * * …   Universalium

  • paddling — 1. noun A collective noun for ducks when they are on water. 2. verb (all senses) …   Wiktionary

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  • paddling pool — UK [ˈpæd(ə)lɪŋ ˌpuːl] US [ˈpæd(ə)lɪŋ ˌpul] noun [countable] [singular paddling pool plural paddling pools] british a small swimming pool that is not deep, for small children to play in Thesaurus: structures for children to play on or in …   Useful english dictionary

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  • paddling pool — n BrE a small pool or plastic container of water which is not very deep, for children to play in American Equivalent: wading pool …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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