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Paddle beam


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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Paddle \Pad"dle\, n. [See Paddle, v. i.]
     1. An implement with a broad blade, which is used without a
        fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and boats.
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     2. The broad part of a paddle, with which the stroke is made;
        hence, any short, broad blade, resembling that of a
        paddle, such as that used in table tennis.
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              Thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon. --Deut.
                                                    xxiii. 13.
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     3. One of the broad boards, or floats, at the circumference
        of a water wheel, or paddle wheel.
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     4. A small gate in sluices or lock gates to admit or let off
        water; -- also called clough.
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     5. (Zool.) A paddle-shaped foot, as of the sea turtle.
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     6. A paddle-shaped implement for stirring or mixing.
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     7. [In this sense prob. for older spaddle, a dim. of spade.]
        See Paddle staff (b), below. [Prov. Eng.]
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     Paddle beam (Shipbuilding), one of two large timbers
        supporting the spring beam and paddle box of a steam
        vessel.
  
     Paddle board. See Paddle, n., 3.
  
     Paddle shaft, the revolving shaft which carries the paddle
        wheel of a steam vessel.
  
     Paddle staff.
        (a) A staff tipped with a broad blade, used by mole
            catchers. [Prov. Eng.]
        (b) A long-handled spade used to clean a plowshare; --
            called also plow staff. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Paddle steamer, a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels,
        in distinction from a screw propeller.
  
     Paddle wheel, the propelling wheel of a steam vessel,
        having paddles (or floats) on its circumference, and
        revolving in a vertical plane parallel to the vessel's
        length.
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