What does the word paddle mean?

Usage examples for paddle

  1. For an instant he stared motionless, while she, holding her paddle out of the water, stared equally motionless at him. – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  2. A young man and a young woman had tied the painter of their punt to the middle of a paddle, and shoulder by shoulder were loitering along the river- side. – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  3. Struck me as more like railroad shovelers, though they could paddle in smooth water. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss