paddle

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈpædl̩/ or /ˈpæ.dəl/
  • (US) IPA: [ˈpʰæ.ɾɫ̩]
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
paddle

Plural
paddles

A paddle
  1. A paddle is a a short pole with a broad blade at one or both ends, it is used to propel a canoe or a small boat.
  2. Time spent on paddling.
    We had a nice paddle this morning.
  3. (UK) A paddle is a walk through shallow waters.

See also[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
paddle

Third-person singular
paddles

Past tense
paddled

Past participle
paddled

Present participle
paddling

A person paddling
  1. If you paddle a boat, you propel it through water with a paddle or oar
  2. If you paddle someone, you spank them with a paddle.
  3. (UK) If you are paddling, you are walking through shallow waters.