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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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The strokes of the paddles grew more measured and regular, while they who plied them continued their labor, after the close and deadly chase from which they had just relieved themselves, with as much coolness as though their speed had been tried in sport, rather than under such pressing, nay, almost desperate, circumstances.
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 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.
A ball soon struck the light and polished paddle from the hands of the chief, and drove it through the air, far in the advance.
The Hurons soon fired again, and a bullet struck the blade of Hawkeye's paddle without injury.
Heyward seized the paddle, and applied himself to the work with an eagerness that supplied the place of skill, while Hawkeye was engaged in inspecting the priming of his rifle.
High in the stern, his head muffled up in white rags, the juragan sat moody, letting his paddle trail in the water.
Seated in the stem, I directed its course with my paddle until it dashed up the soft sloping bank, and Fayaway, with a light spring alighted on the ground; whilst Kory-Kory, who had watched our manoeuvres with admiration, now clapped his hands in transport, and shouted like a madman.
Lay her more to the left, John,” he cried, “lay her more to the left; another stroke of the paddle and I have him.
Let us paddle up, John, and I will call them in and look a little into the matter.