Updated: 06/21/2017 by Computer Hope

A paddle may refer to any of the following:

Atari game paddle

1. A paddle is an input device that provides left-and-right controls using a small wheel held in the fingers of one hand. The picture shows an example of a game paddle used with the Atari 2600.

2. The term paddle describes various handheld devices that control a function on a computer or electronic device.

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