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Oar meaning

oar - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle at one end and a broad blade at the other. The part which rests in the rowlock is called the loom.
  2. 2. An oarsman; a rower; as, he is a good oar.
  3. 3. An oarlike swimming organ of various invertebrates.
  4. 4. To row.
  5. 5. Instrument to row boats.

oar - examples of usage

  1. The whole sail was on her, and I could not help myself; for it would have been certain death to quit the steering oar for an instant. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  2. I tried it myself from the time when I could handle a boat oar, until I was twenty- seven years of age. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. Tom and I each took an oar to encourage the rest, half of us pulling at a time. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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