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Definition of CLOUGH

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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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              Thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon. --Deut. xxiii. 13. [1913 Webster]

     3. One of the broad boards, or floats, at the circumference of a water wheel, or paddle wheel. [1913 Webster]

     4. A small gate in sluices or lock gates to admit or let off water; -- also called {clough}. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Zool.) A paddle-shaped foot, as of the sea turtle. [1913 Webster]

     6. A paddle-shaped implement for stirring or mixing. [1913 Webster]

     7. [In this sense prob. for older spaddle, a dim. of spade.] See {Paddle staff} (b), below. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster] paddlebox

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Clough \Clough\, n. [OE. clough, cloghe, clou, clewch, AS. (assumed) cl[=o]h, akin to G. klinge ravine.]
     1. A cleft in a hill; a ravine; a narrow valley. --Nares. [1913 Webster]

     2. A sluice used in returning water to a channel after depositing its sediment on the flooded land. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Clough \Clough\ (?; 115), n. (Com.)
     An allowance in weighing. See {Cloff}.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Cloff \Cloff\ (kl[o^]f; 115), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] Formerly an allowance of two pounds in every three hundred weight after the tare and tret are subtracted; now used only in a general sense, of small deductions from the original weight. [Written also {clough}.] --McCulloch. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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