paddle

PAD'DLE, v.i. [L. pes,pedis,the foot, and this is allied to Gr., to tread.]

1. To row; to beat the water, as with oars.

2. To play in the water with the hands, as children; or with the feet, as fowls or other animals.

3. To finger.

PAD'DLE, v.t. To propel by an oar or paddle.

PAD'DLE, n. [In L. batillus is a paddle-staff; in Gr. a pole.]

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.23.