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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.

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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It was a follow-up to the twin victories of the Go For Gold-backed paddlers in the recent DBS Marina Regatta in Singapore.
Pennie said: "I knew after hitting the first pole it was going to be tough but I can be a quick paddler, so I kept to the same plan.
He also registered an upset over top Korean paddler Youngsik Jung, who is currently ranked 10th in the world.
A pump failure and dropping water levels delayed the last two paddlers in the final - Florence and Slovakia's Matej Benus - by over 20 minutes.
The primary aim of this research was to establish the nature, incidences, and severity of injury in competitive Waka Ama paddlers in New Zealand.
Begun in 2002, with only eleven paddlers (half-men, half-women, and half an hour of sleep) the Phatwater grew to a field of more than 150 paddlers in more than 120 individual crafts in 2009.
(1973) Physiological characteristics and performance of the white-water paddler. European Journal of Applied Physiology 32, 55-70.
He stepped in for the third heat when the race was unexpectedly one paddler short, and came in second for that heat.
The Complete Paddler: A Guidebook for Paddling the Missouri River from the Headwaters to St.
Two of Firefly Books' "Paddler's Guides" titles will appeal to canoeists venturing into specific regions with paddle in hand, providing maps, first-person experiences and insights, and color photos throughout.
"Any designer could easily get lazy and just build the same boat for a number of years and probably have enough orders to stay in business, but Karel is constantly looking for even the smallest amount of improvements," says Walter Guild, a longtime paddler and former canoe builder, who is sponsored by Outrigger Connection.