Spoon oar

an oar having the blade so curved as to afford a better hold upon the water in rowing.
See under Oar.

See also: Oar, Spoon

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A mile away, the hamlet's fishing fleet of 10 outriggers - old, adze-hewn craft powered only by spoon oars - was racked up on the beach, ready to be launched at dusk.
A mile away, the hamlet's fishing fleet of ten outriggers - old, adze-hewn craft powered only by spoon oars - was racked up on the beach, ready to be launched at dusk to catch kingfish, pomfret, red snapper and tiger prawns.