I. intransitive verb (paddled; paddling) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1530 1. to move the hands or feet about in shallow water 2. archaic to use the hands or fingers in toying or caressing 3. toddlepaddler noun II. noun Etymology: Middle English padell spade-shaped tool for cleaning a plow Date: 1624 1. a. a usually wooden implement that has a long handle and a broad flattened blade and that is used to propel and steer a small craft (as a canoe) b. an implement often with a short handle and a broad flat blade that is used for stirring, mixing, or hitting; especially one used to hit a ball in any of various games (as table tennis) c. a small usually numbered sign that is raised by a bidder at an auction to signal a bid d. a flat electrode that is the part of a defibrillator placed on the chest of a patient and through which a shock of electricity is discharged 2. a. any of the broad boards at the circumference of a paddle wheel or waterwheel b. any of the broad blades attached to a shaft (as in an ice cream machine) and used for stirring 3. a computer input device with a dial used to control linear movement of a cursor on a computer display III. verb (paddled; paddling) Date: 1677 intransitive verb to go on or through water by or as if by means of a paddle or paddle wheel transitive verb 1. a. to propel by a paddle b. to transport in a paddled craft <
paddled us to shore in his canoe
2. a. to beat or stir with or as if with a paddle (as in washing or dyeing) b. to punish by or as if by beating with a paddle • paddler noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — 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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