[pad-l-fish] /ˈpæd lˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural paddlefishes (especially collectively) paddlefish.
a large ganoid , Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi River and its larger tributaries, having a long, flat, paddlelike snout.
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
a primitive bony fish, Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi River, having a long paddle-like projection to the snout: family Polyodontidae
a similar and related Chinese fish, Psephurus gladius, of the Yangtze River
[pad-l] /ˈpæd l/ noun 1. a short, flat bladed oar for propelling and steering a canoe or small boat, usually held by both hands and moved more or less through a vertical arc. 2. any of various similar implements used for mixing, stirring, or beating. 3. any of various similar but smaller implements with a […]
noun 1. a vessel propelled by paddle wheels and driven by steam.
noun 1. a game combining elements of tennis and handball, played with paddles and a rubber ball on a screened court about half the size of and having a lower net than a tennis court.
noun 1. a wheel for propelling a ship, having a number of paddles entering the water more or less perpendicularly. noun 1. a large wheel fitted with paddles, turned by an engine to propel a vessel on the water n. also paddlewheel, 1805, from paddle (n.) + wheel (n.).