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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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