rowlock


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row·lock

 (rō′lŏk′, rŏl′ək)
n. Chiefly British
An oarlock.

rowlock

(ˈrɒlək)
n
(Rowing) a swivelling device attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds an oar in place and acts as a fulcrum during rowing. Usual US and Canadian word: oarlock
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rowlock - a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowingrowlock - 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

rowlock

[ˈrɒlək] N (esp Brit) → tolete m, escálamo m, chumacera f

rowlock

[ˈrɒlək] n (British)dame f de nage, tolet m

rowlock

n (esp Brit) → Dolle f

rowlock

[ˈrɒlək] nscalmo
References in classic literature ?
He saw the boat boys knocked about, and one of them put in irons for three days with nothing to eat for the crime of breaking a rowlock while pulling.
It was that dull kind of a regular sound that comes from oars working in rowlocks when it's a still night.
I can hear men's voices calling, near and far, and the roll and creak of oars in the rowlocks.
The boy had rowed, in a ladylike fashion, on the Adirondack ponds; but there is a difference between squeaking pins and well-balanced rowlocks - light sculls and stubby, eight-foot sea-oars.
She did not know, and it concerned her little; for boats, and the sea, and the things and happenings of the sea were of far more vital interest to her than men, and the next moment she was staring through the warm tropic darkness at the loom of the sails and the steady green of the moving sidelight, and listening eagerly to the click of the sweeps in the rowlocks.
I was hunting for it when the sound of rowlocks came to my ears.
The hunters have experimented and practised with their rifles and shotguns till they are satisfied, and the boat-pullers and steerers have made their spritsails, bound the oars and rowlocks in leather and sennit so that they will make no noise when creeping on the seals, and put their boats in apple-pie order--to use Leach's homely phrase.
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The oars are usually attached to a thole or rowlock (also sometimes referred to as a rigger) on the gunnel.
Strewn with stones like rowlock, gunwale, Islington,
This rowlock, better known as a rooster in polite language, opened his mouth to full throttle and sounded off his 'cock-a-doodle-doo.