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paddle

(păd′l)
n.
1. Medicine A flat electrode that is part of a defibrillator and is put on a patient's chest to deliver an electric shock to the heart.
2. A flipper or flattened appendage of certain animals.
v. pad·dled, pad·dling, pad·dles

pad′dler n.
References in classic literature ?
The Indian made no other answer than by dropping his paddle into the water, and urging forward the canoe.
The scout having ascertained that the Mohicans were sufficient of themselves to maintain the requisite distance, deliberately laid aside his paddle, and raised the fatal rifle.
If only I dared to sit up and paddle, I made sure that I could overhaul her.
Up I got, was welcomed almost instantly by another cloud of spray, but this time stuck to my purpose and set myself, with all my strength and caution, to paddle after the unsteered HISPANIOLA.
In a frenzy of despair, I bent to the grandfather of all paddles in a hopeless effort to escape, and still the copper giant behind me gained and gained.
She was kneeling forward looking at me, and I said, 'Take your paddle,' while I struck the water with mine.
High in the stern, his head muffled up in white rags, the juragan sat moody, letting his paddle trail in the water.
Five were at the paddles, while the sixth sat in the seat of honor.
We had a very pleasant day; my trusty valet plied the paddle and swept us gently along the margin of the water, beneath the shades of the overhanging thickets.
Lay her more to the left, John,” he cried, “lay her more to the left; another stroke of the paddle and I have him.
But now that you have killed all my warriors, I do not know that even I can leave your country, for there will be none to wield the paddles, and without paddlers we cannot cross the water.
Also, we were blowing conch shells, singing war songs, and striking the sides of the canoes with our paddles.