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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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Water dripped from the little man at the oars, but he kept on rowing until another giant wave tore the oars from the oarlocks.
Boat whose prow is colored gold, oarlocks wrought from
First, you slip the oars into the round oarlocks or, if you're good, those U-shaped locks.
Seat and Footboards will be Hallock Wood duly Painted, The Boat provided with 2 Oarlocks and Wooden Oars.