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1 paddle /ˈpædl̟/ noun
plural paddles
1 paddle
/ˈpædl̟/
noun
plural paddles
Learner's definition of PADDLE
[count]
: a long, usually wooden pole that has a wide, flat part at the end and is used to move and steer a small boat (such as a canoe) see picture at boat; compare oar
US : an object with a short handle and a wide, flat part that is used to hit the ball in various games (such as table tennis)
: any one of various tools or devices that are wide, flat, and thin

up the creek without a paddle

see creek
2 paddle /ˈpædl̟/ verb
paddles; paddled; paddling
2 paddle
/ˈpædl̟/
verb
paddles; paddled; paddling
Learner's definition of PADDLE
: to move a boat forward through water with a paddle
[no object]
[+ object]
[no object] : to swim by moving your hands and feet in short quick motions see also dog-paddle
[+ object] US : to beat or hit (someone or something) with a flat piece of wood
compare 3paddle
3 paddle /ˈpædl̟/ verb
paddles; paddled; paddling
3 paddle
/ˈpædl̟/
verb
paddles; paddled; paddling
Learner's definition of PADDLE
[no object] British
: to walk or play in shallow water for pleasure
compare 2paddle

— paddle

noun [singular]
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