Part of speech: verb

To propel with a paddle; row with or use a paddle; dabble, as in water.

Part of speech: noun

A short, broad oar, or anything resembling it; blade of an oar; a flipper.

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Usage examples "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", 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", John Corbin.
  3. Struck me as more like railroad shovelers, though they could paddle in smooth water. - "For the Allinson Honor", Harold Bindloss.