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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.
References in classic literature ?
Chingachgook laid aside his paddle; while Uncas and the scout urged the light vessel through crooked and intricate channels, where every foot that they advanced exposed them to the danger of some sudden rising on their progress.
Heyward, who was a doubly interested spectator, as well from the beauties of the place as from the apprehension natural to his situation, was just believing that he had permitted the latter to be excited without sufficient reason, when the paddle ceased moving, in obedience to a signal from Chingachgook.
The Indian gravely raised his paddle, and pointed in the direction in which his own steady look was riveted.
The Indian made no other answer than by dropping his paddle into the water, and urging forward the canoe.
"Hold them there, Sagamore," said Hawkeye, looking coolly backward over this left shoulder, while he still plied his paddle; "keep them just there.
The scout having ascertained that the Mohicans were sufficient of themselves to maintain the requisite distance, deliberately laid aside his paddle, and raised the fatal rifle.
The scout laid aside his rifle, and resumed the paddle, while Chingachgook inclined the bows of the canoe a little toward the western shore, in order to increase the distance between them and this new enemy.
High in the stern, his head muffled up in white rags, the juragan sat moody, letting his paddle trail in the water.
Up I got, was welcomed almost instantly by another cloud of spray, but this time stuck to my purpose and set myself, with all my strength and caution, to paddle after the unsteered HISPANIOLA.
But to this procedure I was averse; I not only wanted the canoe to stay where it was, but I wanted the beauteous Fayaway to get into it, and paddle with me about the lake.
Mohegan threw the fastening of the youth’s boat from the canoe, and with one stroke of his paddle sent the light bark over the water like a meteor.
Let us paddle up, John, and I will call them in and look a little into the matter.”