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paddle

1. a short light oar with a flat blade at one or both ends, used without a rowlock to propel a canoe or small boat
2. a blade of a water wheel or paddle wheel
3. a period of paddling
4. 
a. a paddle wheel used to propel a boat
b. (as modifier): a paddle steamer
5. the sliding panel in a lock or sluicegate that regulates the level or flow of water
6. a table-tennis bat
7. the flattened limb of a seal, turtle, or similar aquatic animal, specialized for swimming

paddle

[′pad·əl]
(aerospace engineering)
A large, flat, paddle-shaped support for solar cells, used on some satellites.
(design engineering)
Any of various implements consisting of a shaft with a broad, flat blade or bladelike part at one or both ends.

paddle

A flat plastering tool used to clean out or to finish an angle or corner.

Paddle

A language for transformations leading from specification to program. Used in the POPART programming environment generator.
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Dragon Boat Paddle Challenge: Registration is now open for the "Heroes 2 Oregon" Dragon Boat Paddle Challenge that will be held July 19 at Dexter State Park.
So the enzymes build upon the lagging strand in a rougher motion, one that is perhaps analogous to boat paddles moving on water: Just as the paddles move ahead, are dipped into the water and then move backward relative to the boat, the enzymes jump ahead on the lagging strand and build backward.
Instead of using costly lumber, the couple nailed together old boat paddles, along with other pieces of driftwood and flotsam.
Television cameras captured the failed attempts to save the youth from the raging waters by throwing him ropes and boat paddles.