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paddle

pad·dle

paddle

 
 
pronunciation:
pae dl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an oar with a wide, flat blade and long handle. A paddle is used with both arms for moving a small boat through the water. A paddle is not attached to the boat.
 
definition 2: a similar, smaller device with a short handle used to hit the ball in table tennis.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: paddled, paddles, paddling
definition 1: to use a paddle to move a canoe.
We paddled down the river to our camp.
similar words:
row
definition 2: to hit or spank with a paddle or hand.
Mom says we shouldn't paddle the dog if he misbehaves; she says it doesn't teach him anything.
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