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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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"Over the past three days we faced some of the toughest weather conditions we've ever paddled in but we also came across the warmest, most welcoming people and enjoyed a long stretch of beautiful coastline along the way," said Angelo.
A canoe is paddled by a single bladed paddle with the paddler kneeling in the boat.
Tyler Anastopoulos, a 17-year-old student in Wichita Falls said he has been consistently paddled by school officials.
A canoe is paddled by a single-bladed paddle with the paddler kneeling in the boat.
"This morning, I paddled around the point of Ras Al Bar and paddled up the west coast to Al Mammatalah.
In May 2004, three persons aged 19 years paddled in a canoe to an island on a lake.
Sebastian paddled hard, and I had no choice but to match his strokes.
"The best thing about kayaking in Baja is you never know what is going to happen when you are on the water," says Pinnacle Holdings' Gebhard, who has paddled the Sea of Cortez for two decades.
Fortier, of Portland, was celebrating the fact that she had just paddled 18 miles on the Willamette River without capsizing - a fate she'd been unable to avoid during earlier practice outings on the Sandy and Clackamas rivers.