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Paddle vs. Oar

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The main difference between Paddle and Oar is that the Paddle is a tool used for pushing against liquids, either as a form of propulsion in a boat or as an implement for mixing and Oar is a implement used for water-borne propulsion.

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  • Paddle (noun)

    A two-handed, single-bladed oar used to propel a canoe or a small boat.

  • Paddle (noun)

    A double-bladed oar used for kayaking.

  • Paddle (noun)

    Time spent on paddling.

    "We had a nice paddle this morning."

  • Paddle (noun)

    A slat of a paddleboat's wheel.

  • Paddle (noun)

    A paddlewheel.

  • Paddle (noun)

    A blade of a waterwheel.

  • Paddle (noun)

    A game controller with a round wheel used to control player movement along one axis of the video screen.

  • Paddle (noun)

    A meandering walk or dabble through shallow water, especially at the seaside.

  • Paddle (noun)

    A kitchen utensil shaped like a paddle and used for mixing, beating etc.

  • Paddle (noun)

    A bat-shaped spanking implement

    "The paddle practically ousted the British cane for spankings in the independent US."

  • Paddle (noun)

    A ping-pong bat.

  • Paddle (noun)

    A flat limb of an aquatic animal, adapted for swimming.

    "''A sea turtle's paddles make it swim almost as fast as land tortoises are slow"

  • Paddle (noun)

    In a sluice, a panel that controls the flow of water.

  • Paddle (noun)

    A group of inerts

  • Paddle (noun)

    A handheld defibrillation/cardioversion electrode

  • Paddle (noun)

    hand

  • Paddle (noun)

    padel (sport)

  • Paddle (verb)

    To propel something through water with a paddle, oar, hands, etc.

  • Paddle (verb)

    To row a boat with less than one's full capacity.

  • Paddle (verb)

    To spank with a paddle.

  • Paddle (verb)

    To pat or stroke amorously or gently.

  • Paddle (verb)

    To tread upon; to trample.

  • Paddle (verb)

    To walk or dabble playfully in shallow water, especially at the seaside.

  • Paddle (verb)

    To toddle

  • Paddle (verb)

    To toy or caress using hands or fingers

  • Oar (noun)

    An rowed from the other end and being normally fastened to the vessel.

  • Oar (noun)

    An oarsman; a rower.

    "He is a good oar."

  • Oar (noun)

    An oar-like swimming organ of various invertebrates.

  • Oar (verb)

    To row; to travel with, or as if with, oars.

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  • Paddle (noun)

    a short pole with a broad blade at one or both ends, used without a rowlock to move a small boat or canoe through the water

    "we dug in deep with our paddles"

    "paddle strokes"

  • Paddle (noun)

    an act of paddling a boat

    "a gentle paddle on sluggish water"

  • Paddle (noun)

    a paddle-shaped instrument used for mixing food, or stirring or mixing in industrial processes.

  • Paddle (noun)

    a short-handled bat used in table tennis.

  • Paddle (noun)

    a paddle-shaped instrument used to administer corporal punishment.

  • Paddle (noun)

    each of the boards fitted round the circumference of a paddle wheel or mill wheel.

  • Paddle (noun)

    the fin or flipper of an aquatic mammal or bird.

  • Paddle (noun)

    a flat array of solar cells projecting from a spacecraft.

  • Paddle (noun)

    a plastic-covered electrode used in cardiac stimulation.

  • Paddle (noun)

    an act of walking with bare feet in shallow water

    "I went for a paddle"

  • Paddle (verb)

    move through the water in a boat using a paddle or paddles

    "he was teaching trainees to paddle canoes"

    "she paddled along the coast"

  • Paddle (verb)

    propel a boat along (a stretch of water) using paddles

    "a legal right to paddle Scottish rivers"

  • Paddle (verb)

    (of bird or other animal) swim with short fast strokes

    "the swan paddled away"

  • Paddle (verb)

    beat (someone) with a paddle as a punishment

    "ask the mother if she minds the offspring getting paddled from time to time"

  • Paddle (verb)

    walk with bare feet in shallow water

    "the children paddled at the water's edge"

  • Paddle (verb)

    dabble the feet or hands in water

    "Peter paddled idly in the water with his fingers"

  • Oar (noun)

    a pole with a flat blade, used to row or steer a boat through the water

    "she pulled hard on the oars"

  • Oar (noun)

    an oarsman; a rower

    "I was stroke oar and John was in the bow"

  • Oar (verb)

    propel with or as if with oars; row

    "oaring through the weeds"

    "oaring the sea like madmen"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Paddle (verb)

    To use the hands or fingers in toying; to make caressing strokes.

  • Paddle (verb)

    To dabble in water with hands or feet; to use a paddle, or something which serves as a paddle, in swimming, in paddling a boat, etc.

  • Paddle

    To pat or stroke amorously, or gently.

  • Paddle

    To propel with, or as with, a paddle or paddles.

  • Paddle

    To pad; to tread upon; to trample.

  • Paddle

    To spank with a paddle or as if with a paddle; - usually as a disciplinary punishment of children.

  • Paddle

    To mix (a viscous liquid) by stirring or beating with a paddle.

  • Paddle (noun)

    An implement with a broad blade, which is used without a fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and boats.

  • Paddle (noun)

    The broad part of a paddle, with which the stroke is made;

  • Paddle (noun)

    One of the broad boards, or floats, at the circumference of a water wheel, or paddle wheel.

  • Paddle (noun)

    A small gate in sluices or lock gates to admit or let off water; - also called clough.

  • Paddle (noun)

    A paddle-shaped foot, as of the sea turtle.

  • Paddle (noun)

    A paddle-shaped implement for stirring or mixing.

  • Paddle (noun)

    See Paddle staff (b), below.

  • Oar (noun)

    An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle at one end and a broad blade at the other. The part which rests in the rowlock is called the loom.

  • Oar (noun)

    An oarsman; a rower; as, he is a good oar.

  • Oar (noun)

    An oarlike swimming organ of various invertebrates.

  • Oar

    To row.

Webster Dictionary
  • Paddle (noun)

    small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games

  • Paddle (noun)

    a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel

  • Paddle (noun)

    an instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board

  • Paddle (noun)

    a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat

  • Paddle (verb)

    propel with a paddle;

    "paddle your own canoe"

  • Paddle (verb)

    play in or as if in water, as of small children

  • Paddle (verb)

    swim like a dog in shallow water

  • Paddle (verb)

    walk unsteadily;

    "small children toddle"

  • Paddle (verb)

    give a spanking to; subject to a spanking

  • Paddle (verb)

    stir with a paddle

  • Oar (noun)

    an implement used to propel or steer a boat

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