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  • n  small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games
  • n  a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel
  • n  an instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board
  • n  a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat
  • v  propel with a paddle
    paddle your own canoe
  • v  play in or as if in water, as of small children
  • v  swim like a dog in shallow water
  • v  walk unsteadily
  • v  give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
  • v  stir with a paddle

  • Stand-up paddle surfing sounds bizarre and some traditionalists roll their eyes at it but the sport is taking off everywhere you can float on water.
  • But those who practice sadomasochismincluding those halting dabblers who tee-hee their way through spankings, hoping to paddle excitement into their marriageknow it's .
  • All you need is a paddle.
News & Articles


  • Larry Ellison in USA Today
    With a net, you have to put paddle down, and you lose mobility,Ellison said. "For 661, another kayaker got close to me and missed the ball with his net. He went past it, and I swooped in behind him."
  • Antero Niittymaki in San Jose Mercury News
    It's not the start we envisioned,said Niittymaki, who made 39 saves. "It is what it is right now. We just have to paddle through it and find a way to win. At least we played better this game."
  • Wade Dubielewicz in USA Today
    I tried to keep the puck from going back-door,Dubielewicz said, "and it hit the paddle of my stick and shot straight out."

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