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noun [countable]     paddle pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a short pole that you push into the water in order to move a small boat such as a canoe. It is wide and flat at one or both ends.
  2. 3
    one of the long flat boards that are joined together in the shape of a wheel, used for moving a paddle boat through the water
  3. 4
    American a short flat piece of wood with a handle, used in the past for hitting a child as a punishment
  4. 5
    British the activity of playing or walking in water that is not very deep. The American word is wade.
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    a game controller with a round wheel and one or more fire buttons
    Submitted by Julian Freyer from Germany on 27/08/2015


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