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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing.

Usage examples (21)
  • One started to slip through the oarlock into the water.
  • Innis, who had broken his oarlock, sat erect; Wallace, at
  • Only Juma imitated Conan's act, breaking his oar at the oarlock and slipping his slave ring loose.
  • The brush of the next passing serpent snatched the oar from Jek's grip and tore the oarlock loose. for more
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