rowlock

(redirected from Rowlocks)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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 ?
I was hunting for it when the sound of rowlocks came to my ears.
It was that dull kind of a regular sound that comes from oars working in rowlocks when it's a still night.
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.
I can hear men's voices calling, near and far, and the roll and creak of oars in the rowlocks. A gun is fired somewhere, the echo of it seems far away.
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.
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.
Amid the confusion of the rushing water, the creak of the rowlocks, the straining of sinews as the oars cleave the current, there's something else.
In their turn the Russians had one-wood ships in which rowlocks, oars, masts, yards and sails were installed.
* Make sure rowlocks and oars are ntted properly as falling backwards could result in a capsize