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Related to oarless: Oary
1. A long, thin pole with a blade at one end, inserted into an oarlock and used to row or steer a boat.
2. A person who rows a boat, especially in a race.
v. oared, oar·ing, oars
1. To propel with or as if with oars or an oar.
2. To traverse with or as if with oars or an oar: an hour to oar the strait.
To move forward by or as if by rowing: oared strongly across the finish line.
[Middle English or, from Old English ār.]
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