Definition of paddle:
- A paddle- shaped foot, as of the sea turtle.
- A paddle- shaped implement for string or mixing.
- A small gate in sluices or lock gates to admit or let off water; - also called clough.
- An implement with a broad blade, which is used without a fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and boats.
- One of the broad boards, or floats, at the circumference of a water wheel, or paddle wheel.
- See staff ( b), below.
- The broad part of a paddle, with which the stroke is made; hence, any short, broad blade, resembling that of a paddle.
- To dabble in water with hands or feet; to use a paddle, or something which serves as a paddle, in swimming, in paddling a boat, etc.
- To pad; to tread upon; to trample.
- To pat or stroke amorously, or gently.
- To propel with, or as with, a paddle or paddles.
- To use the hands or fingers in toying; to make caressing strokes.
- "Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX", Alexander Leighton.
- "An Outcast of the Islands", Joseph Conrad.
- "Healthful Sports for Boys", Alfred Rochefort.