"paddles" in the noun sense
small wooden bat with a flat surface used for hitting balls in various games
a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel
an instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board
4. paddle, boat paddle
a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat
"paddles" in the verb sense
propel with a paddle
"paddle your own canoe"
2. dabble, paddle, splash around
play in or as if in water, as of small children
swim like a dog in shallow water
4. toddle, coggle, totter, dodder, paddle, waddle
"small children toddle"
5. spank, paddle, larrup
give a spanking to subject to a spanking
stir with a paddle
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