Definition for PAD'DLE

PAD'DLE, n. [In L. batillus is a paddle-staff; in Gr. πατταλος is a pole; in W. padell is a pan. The latter would express the broad part of an oar; but it may have no connection with paddle.]

  1. An oar, but not a large oar. It is now applied to a sort of short oar used in propelling and steering canoes and boats.
  2. The blade or the broad part of an oar or weapon. Thou shalt have a paddle on thy weapon. Deut. xxiii.

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