- simple past tense and past participle of paddle
- When you used an oar to steer your kayak through the water, this is an example of when you paddled.
- When a teacher used a wooden board to spank a child for misbehaving, this is an example of when she paddled the child.
Paddled is defined as used a large oar or other similar tool to propel a boat through the water, or beat someone with a board or stick for punishment.
- That takes guts," Dean said, then added with a smile, "So goodie little Cynthia used to get her bum-bum paddled, huh?"
- After descending the Mississippi to the mouth of the Arkansas they returned by way of the Des Plaines portage, paddled along the western shore of Lake Michigan, and arrived at De Pere.
- When I crossed Flint's Pond, after it was covered with snow, though I had often paddled about and skated over it, it was so unexpectedly wide and so strange that I could think of nothing but Baffin's Bay.
- When I first paddled a boat on Walden, it was completely surrounded by thick and lofty pine and oak woods, and in some of its coves grape-vines had run over the trees next the water and formed bowers under which a boat could pass.