As nouns the difference between paddle and creek
is that paddle
is a two-handed, single-bladed oar used to propel a canoe or a small boat while creek
is one of a native american tribe from the southeastern united states.
As a verb paddle
is to propel something through water with a paddle, oar, hands, etc or paddle
can be (british) to walk or dabble playfully in shallow water, especially at the seaside.
As a proper noun creek is
the muskogean language of the creek tribe.
As an adjective creek is
of or pertaining to the creek tribe.
From (etyl) padell (1407, "small spade"), from Medieval Latin padela, perhaps from (etyl) patella "pan, plate", the diminutive of patina
A two-handed, single-bladed oar used to propel a canoe or a small boat.
A double-bladed oar used for kayaking.
Time spent on paddling.
A slat of a paddleboat's wheel.
A blade of a waterwheel.
(video games, dated) A game controller with a round wheel used to control player movement along one axis of the video screen.
(British) A meandering walk or dabble through shallow water, especially at the seaside.
A kitchen utensil shaped like a paddle and used for mixing, beating etc.
A bat-shaped spanking implement
- We had a nice paddle this morning.
A ping-pong bat.
A flat limb of an aquatic animal, adapted for swimming.
- ''The paddle practically ousted the British cane as the spanker's attribute in the independent US
In a sluice, a panel that controls the flow of water.
A group of inerts
A handheld defibrillation/cardioversion electrode
- ''A sea turtle's paddles make it swim almost as fast as land tortoises are slow
* paddle board
* paddle steamer
* dog paddle
* traffic paddle
To propel something through water with a paddle, oar, hands, etc.
* (John Gay)
- as the men were paddling for their lives
* 1884 : (Mark Twain), (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), Chapter IX
- while paddling ducks the standing lake desire
To row a boat with less than one's full capacity.
To spank with a paddle.
To pat or stroke amorously or gently.
- Daytimes we paddled all over the island in the canoe
To tread upon; to trample.
- to be paddling palms and pinching fingers.
Recorded since 1530, probably cognate with Low German paddeln "to tramp about," frequent. of padjen "to tramp, to run in short steps," from pad (also in Dutch dialects)
(British) To walk or dabble playfully in shallow water, especially at the seaside.
(archaic) To toy or caress using hands or fingers
A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending farther into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river; the inner part of a port that is used as a dock for small boats.
(Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US) A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
Any turn or winding.
* beck, brook, burn, stream
* up the creek