Definitions of paddle

  1. To dabble in the water with the hands or feet; to finger.
  2. To pat or stroke amorously, or gently.
  3. To propel with, or as with, a paddle or paddles.
  4. To move with an oar or paddle.
  5. To use the hands or fingers in toying; to make caressing strokes.
  6. 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.
  7. An implement with a broad blade, which is used without a fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and boats.
  8. The broad part of a paddle, with which the stroke is made; hence, any short, broad blade, resembling that of a paddle.
  9. One of the broad boards, or floats, at the circumference of a water wheel, or paddle wheel.
  10. A paddle- shaped foot, as of the sea turtle.
  11. A paddle- shaped implement for string or mixing.
  12. A small gate in sluices or lock gates to admit or let off water; - also called clough.
  13. See staff ( b), below.
  14. To move a canoe or rowboat by means of a short oar without a rowlock; to row slowly; play or wade in the water.
  15. To dabble in water with the feet: to finger: to beat the water as with the feet, to row.
  16. To dabble in water with the feet.
  17. give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
  18. stir with a paddle
  19. propel with a paddle
  20. propel with a paddle; " paddle your own canoe"
  21. swim like a dog in shallow water
  22. See Paddle staff ( b), below.
  23. To row with a paddle.
  24. To row; to propel by an oar.
  25. To play in the water with the hands and feet; to beat the water, as with oars; to propel by an oar or paddle.
  26. a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel
  27. small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games
  28. A short oar with a broad blade, used without a rowlock; one of the broad boards of a water wheel or of the paddle wheel of a steamship.
  29. A short, broad, spoon- shaped oar, used for moving canoes: the blade of an oar: one of the boards at the circumference of a paddle wheel: ( B.) a little spade.
  30. A short broad oar, or blade; blade in the driving- wheel of a steamboat.
  31. A broad but short oar; the blade or broad part of an oar; a broad board at the circumference of a paddle- wheel.
  32. A broad short oar used in propelling light boats.