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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

paddle

A flat plastering tool used to clean out or to finish an angle or corner.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Paddle

A language for transformations leading from specification to program. Used in the POPART programming environment generator.
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game paddle

An input device that moves the screen cursor in a back-and-forth motion. Used to hit balls and steer objects in a video game, the paddle contains a dial and one or more buttons for firing. The paddle was popularized in Atari's Pong game in the 1970s. See joystick and Atari.
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As a holiday resort Dunoon started in the era of paddle-steamers and has just thrown off the age of nuclear submarines.
Clevedon's, with its intricate ironwork and sturdy wooden beams, was built in 1869 for the paddle-steamers that plied across the Bristol Channel to South Wales.
The Waverley is the last survivor of a 200-year tradition of pleasure cruises on paddle-steamers.