Definition of paddling in US English:

paddling

noun

rare
  • A flock of swimming ducks.

    ‘each time he saw a paddling of ducks he threw them some bread’
    • ‘She spotted a smaller paddling of ducks floating in the middle of the lagoon.’
    • ‘The river was coal black, but a paddling of ducks often swam fifty feet beneath the bridge.’
    • ‘We walked over to a paddling of ducks squashed into a little defrosted section of a frozen lake.’
    • ‘Chickens roam the grounds, providing visitors with fresh free-range eggs, and there's a paddling of ducks who refuse to paddle.’
    • ‘The common can also boast a number of ponds, inhabited by a 'paddling' of ducks during their breeding season.’

Pronunciation

paddling

/ˈpæd(ə)lɪŋ//ˈpad(ə)liNG/