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noun 
  1. Large fat board used for surf life saving. Propelled by the rider using their arms, either lying face down or sitting up on their knees. The board usually has straps positioned along the sides to hold onto.
1997: you'd probably grab a paddle board and paddle out and grab them, instead of swimming out — Simone Cotter on ABC w:Radio National, Radio National, Surf Lifesaving, 17 October 1997 http://www.ausport.gov.au/fulltext/1997/sportsf/sf971017.htm
Etymology: Paddle in the name refers to the riders arm action, the same as paddling a surfboard, not to a separate physical paddle (no such paddle is used with this type of board).


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