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oar·lock

 (ôr′lŏk′)
n.
A device, usually a U-shaped or circular metal hoop on a swivel in the gunwale, used to hold an oar in place and as a fulcrum in rowing.

oarlock

(ˈɔːˌlɒk)
n
(Rowing) US and Canadian a swivelling device attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds an oar in place and acts as a fulcrum during rowing. Also called: rowlock

oar•lock

(ˈɔrˌlɒk, ˈoʊr-)

n.
a usu. U-shaped device providing a pivot for an oar in rowing.
[before 1100]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oarlock - a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowingoarlock - a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
dinghy, dory, rowboat - a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
holder - a holding device; "a towel holder"; "a cigarette holder"; "an umbrella holder"
Translations

oarlock

[ˈɔːlɒk] N (US) → tolete m, escálamo m, chumacera f

oarlock

[ˈɔːrlɒk] n (US)dame f de nage

oarlock

n (US) → (Ruder)dolle f

oarlock

[ˈɔːˌlɒk] n (Am) → scalmiera
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Cincinnatus grabbed the side in order to keep his balance, but the oarlock came off in his hand, and, neck-deep, among a thousand speckled flowers, he began to swim, got tangled, began sinking.
For a more equivocal view, see OARLOCK, supra note 1, [paragraph]11,045 ("Since the market discount statute has no exceptions or special rules for deeply discounted debt and there are no regulations or other guidance that create such exceptions or special rules, it is not clear taxpayers have any choice but to suffer these adverse consequences or, if possible, plan around them.
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If you are the rowing biomechanist, you might be interested in the report on the effects of changing the spread between the oarlock pins [Draper, C].
But the more authentic souvenir is clearly a Henry Moore-like sculpture of the graceful oarlock known as a forcola.
They were only behind by one second when one of the oars popped out of the oarlock," Holy Cross coach Patrick Diggins said.
Quickly lifting the other from the oarlock and flailing with it towards its lost brother, I somehow managed to let slip that one, too.
But he rowed on the starboard side, and as the stroke oarlock is generally on port, the seven man lives forever in humble frustration.
In order to benefit wildlife, the harvest is staggered to create five aspen age classes within each management compartment and, ultimately, over the entire region, Oarlock explained.
On the other hand, it is too bad to have lost from the category 'accessory' the words oarlock and thole, attested s.
Dentist Jim didn't notice that it was back in the oarlock, however, until we were through the rapid and rotating in an eddy.