Definition of padder in English:

padder

noun

  • 1A person who or thing which pads.

  • 2Textiles. A machine for impregnating fabric with a liquid or paste by pressing between rollers.

  • 3Electronics. A capacitor (usually adjustable) connected in series in a tuned circuit in order to improve the tracking with another tuned circuit at low frequencies when the tuning of the two circuits is ganged (as in a superheterodyne).

noun

  • A kind of bat with a rounded solid wooden head, for playing padder tennis.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803–1873), writer and politician. From pad + -er<br>1920s; earliest use found in The Times. Probably from pad- + -er.

Pronunciation

padder

/ˈpadə/