paddle - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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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
  4.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a game controller with a round wheel and one or more fire buttonsSubmitted by Julian Freyer from Germany on 27/08/2015