Colloquial name for one who regularly enjoys canoeing and/or kayaking. Carries with it the suggestion of significant enthusiasm for those sports. More specific colloquial terms include yakker (kayaker) and open boater (canoeist).

Sub-categories include whitewater paddler and flatwater paddler.

Pad"dler (?), n.

One who, or that which, paddles.


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