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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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In April 2005, an inexperienced kayaker aged 48 years, wearing a PFD in a newly purchased kayak, paddled into a stream that had been swollen by rain and had overflowed its banks in a small town.
At midday, we paddled around a bend in the river to see its steady current turn fierce.
On Tuesday, the group paddled about 30 miles and camped at Bryant Park in Albany.
Later that afternoon, I packed up two rental kayaks with camping supplies and paddled back to Emerald Bay with my wife and my niece and nephew (ages 12 and 13), who shared a triple-cockpit boat.
We paddled for three unhurried hours the first day and nearly six hours the second - time enough to become quite comfortable handling the boats.
George and I paddled twice, and then we were through and digging in below the last haystack, whipping the 16 footer around in the eddy below.
Women, kids, Girl Scouts and others met Bancroft and Arnesen and paddled with them at public canoeing events called "Paddle to Your Dreams" in cities including: Detroit, Mich.
The very next day he once again paddled the length of the Catalina Channel making him the only two time and three-peat solo SUP to complete the trip, this time while riding a SIC Bullet 14'.
The Macal River that we paddled may soon be underwater - a planned hydroelectric dam will flood the valley where howler monkeys and jaguars roam.
Forest Service has assigned John and Jim to interpret the resource for visitors; the two other kayak rangers survey the recreation possibilities in Misty--those two paddled some 900 miles of shoreline last year.
7-pound halibut, he decided he might have the winning fish, so Doyel paddled back to the dock and had it weighed.
Then in May 1986 they paddled into the Three Sisters area where Sylvan and I were to become lost, and there they cored another 30 trees.