Meaning of “paddle” in the English Dictionary

"paddle" in British English

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uk /ˈpæd.əl/ us /ˈpæd.əl/


uk /ˈpæd.əl/ us /ˈpæd.əl/

(Definition of “paddle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"paddle" in American English

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paddlenoun [ C ]

us /ˈpæd·əl/

a short pole with a wide, flat part at one or both ends, used for moving a small boat through the water

A paddle is also a flat blade held with a short handle that is used in some games such as table tennis for hitting a small ball.

verb [ I/T ] us /ˈpæd·əl/

[ T ] She paddled her canoe across the lake.

(Definition of “paddle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)