back-paddle

[ bak-pad-l ]
/ ˈbækˌpæd l /

verb (used without object), back-pad·dled, back-pad·dling.

to propel a boat by paddling backward, as by using a stroke in the direction of stern to bow.

Nearby words

  1. back-end load,
  2. back-formation,
  3. back-load,
  4. back-mutate,
  5. back-order,
  6. back-patting,
  7. back-pedal,
  8. back-seat driver,
  9. back-slapping,
  10. back-stabbing

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