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noun [countable] paddle pronunciation in British English /ˈpæd(ə)l/
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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. 2
    British the activity of playing or walking in water that is not very deep. The American word is wade

    It was too cold to swim, but we went for a paddle.

  3. 4
    American a short flat piece of wood with a handle, used in the past for hitting a child as a punishment
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    a game controller with a round wheel and one or more fire buttons
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