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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.
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Equally improbably, there is still one token visit each year by the PS Waverley, the world's last sea-going paddle-steamer, so you could argue that the age of the paddle boat is not yet over
And when Christie wrote it in 1937 it was an actual Thomas Cook boat, The Thebes - an elegant paddle-steamer - that she used as inspiration for the setting.
The paddle-steamer SS Republic sank about 100 miles off Savannah, Georgia, in October 1865 after a fierce hurricane while on route to New Orleans with 20,000 $20 gold coins intended for financial reconstruction in the defeated South.