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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Paddle  \Pad"dle\,  v.  i.  [Prob.  for  pattle,  and  a  dim.  of  pat, 
  v.;  cf  also  E.  pad  to  tread,  Prov.  G.  paddeln  padden,  to 
  walk  with  short  steps,  to  paddle,  G.  patschen  to  splash, 
  dash,  dabble,  F.  patouiller  to  dabble,  splash,  fr  patte  a 
  paw.  ?.] 
  1.  To  use  the  hands  or  fingers  in  toying;  to  make  caressing 
  strokes.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  2.  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 
  As  the  men  were  paddling  for  their  lives. 
  While  paddling  ducks  the  standing  lake  desire. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Paddle  \Pad"dle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Paddled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  pat  or  stroke  amorously,  or  gently. 
  To  be  paddling  palms  and  pinching  fingers.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  propel  with  or  as  with  a  paddle  or  paddles. 
  3.  To  pad;  to  tread  upon  to  trample.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Paddle  \Pad"dle\,  n.  [See  {Paddle},  v.  i.] 
  1.  An  implement  with  a  broad  blade,  which  is  used  without  a 
  fixed  fulcrum  in  propelling  and  steering  canoes  and  boats. 
  2.  The  broad  part  of  a  paddle,  with  which  the  stroke  is  made 
  hence  any  short,  broad  blade,  resembling  that  of  a 
  Thou  shalt  have  a  paddle  upon  thy  weapon.  --Deut. 
  xxiii.  13. 
  3.  One  of  the  broad  boards,  or  floats,  at  the  circumference 
  of  a  water  wheel,  or  paddle  wheel. 
  4.  A  small  gate  in  sluices  or  lock  gates  to  admit  or  let  off 
  water;  --  also  called  {clough}. 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  paddle-shaped  foot,  as  of  the  sea  turtle. 
  6.  A  paddle-shaped  implement  for  string  or  mixing. 
  7.  [In  this  sense  prob.  for  older  spaddle,  a  dim.  of  spade.] 
  See  {Paddle  staff}  (b),  below.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  {Paddle  beam}  (Shipbuilding),  one  of  two  large  timbers 
  supporting  the  spring  beam  and  paddle  box  of  a  steam 
  {Paddle  board}.  See  {Paddle},  n.,  3. 
  {Paddle  box},  the  structure  inclosing  the  upper  part  of  the 
  paddle  wheel  of  a  steam  vessel. 
  {Paddle  shaft},  the  revolving  shaft  which  carries  the  paddle 
  wheel  of  a  steam  vessel. 
  {Paddle  staff}. 
  a  A  staff  tipped  with  a  broad  blade,  used  by  mole 
  catchers.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  b  A  long-handled  spade  used  to  clean  a  plowshare;  -- 
  called  also  {plow  staff}.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  {Paddle  steamer},  a  steam  vessel  propelled  by  paddle  wheels, 
  in  distinction  from  a  screw  propeller. 
  {Paddle  wheel},  the  propelling  wheel  of  a  steam  vessel, 
  having  paddles  (or  floats)  on  its  circumference,  and 
  revolving  in  a  vertical  plane  parallel  to  the  vessel's 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  racket  used  in  paddle  tennis  or  table  tennis 
  2:  a  blade  of  a  paddle  wheel  or  water  wheel 
  3:  a  flat  board  used  to  administer  physical  punishment 
  4:  a  short  light  oar  used  without  an  oarlock  to  propel  a  canoe 
  or  small  boat 
  v  1:  propel  with  a  paddle 
  2:  play  in  or  as  if  in  water,  as  of  small  children  [syn:  {dabble}, 
  {splash  around}] 
  3:  swim  like  a  dog;  in  shallow  water 
  4:  walk  unsteadily,  as  of  small  children  [syn:  {toddle},  {coggle}, 
  {totter},  {dodder},  {waddle}] 
  5:  give  a  spanking  to  subject  to  a  spanking  [syn:  {spank},  {larrup}] 
  6:  stir  with  a  paddle 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  A  language  for  transformations  leading  from  specification  to 
  program.  Used  in  the  {POPART}  programming  environment 

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