Soar using paddles (4)
I believe the answer is:
'paddles' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)
'soar using' is the wordplay.
'using' indicates anagramming the letters (the letters used in a different way).
'soar' is an anagram of 'OARS'.
(Other definitions for oars that I've seen before include "Propelling implements" , "Indirectly, they make waves" , "Manually operated boat propellers" , "These could make you row" , "Boating implements" .)