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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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A story about stories, and the Stern Paddler was il capo de tutti capi.
Bears, sea lions, eagles, and even whales have little fear of human paddlers, allowing a closer approach than would otherwise be possible.
A drastic weight difference between the two paddlers can create problems with load distribution, but so far that hasn't been an obstacle on any of my trips.
ASRT founder and president Fred Couch said, It s critical for paddlers to have campsites they can legally use, and this gives people a place to camp who otherwise would have no place to overnight while traversing the Tallapoosa.
Initially, paddlers arrived with toy boats and canoes, such as one might find on any lazy stream or lake around the South.
Whether you're a beginner or expert paddler, New York has a water for you.
Most courses are close enough to the beach for easy viewing, and spectators can picnic and mingle with paddlers as club teams ready for their events.
Similarly, Site B police claimed to have arrested two other drug paddlers including Shahjahan and Qadir Bux while recovered narcotics from their possession.
Giant pumpkin seeds were sold to benefit Rutland Youth activities and the children's room of Rutland Free Public Library, which also provided a costumed pumpkin paddler.
Alvarez-Roos is in the back of the raft steering and shouting commands at the six paddlers.
In a statement released by DLSU Sports, Lariba's family shared that the 22-year-old Lasallian paddler will undergo treatment this week after seeking blood donors to help her cause late since last week.