The definition of a paddle is a metal or wooden instrument used for stirring, moving forward or beating.(noun)
To paddle is to push against the water to move forward.(verb)
See paddle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME padell, small spade < ?
See paddle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English padell, tool used to clean plowshares
Origin: , perhaps from Medieval Latin padela.
left to right: paddleball, canoe, and kayak paddles
intransitive verb pad·dled, pad·dling, pad·dles
Origin: Perhaps of Low German origin.
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