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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.
(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
a usu. U-shaped device providing a pivot for an oar in rowing.
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|Noun||1.||oarlock - 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"