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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.]
1. (Nautical Terms) a long shaft of wood for propelling a boat by rowing, having a broad blade that is dipped into and pulled against the water. Oars were also used for steering certain kinds of ancient sailing boats
2. (Rowing) short for oarsman
3. put one's oar in to interfere or interrupt
to row or propel with or as if with oars: the two men were oaring their way across the lake.
[Old English ār, of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse ār]
1. a long shaft with a broad blade at one end, used as a lever for rowing or otherwise propelling or steering a boat.
3. to propel with or as if with oars; row.v.i.
4. to row.
[before 900; Middle English ore, Old English ār, c. Old Norse ār]
Past participle: oared
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|Noun||1.||oar - an implement used to propel or steer a boat|
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
scull - each of a pair of short oars that are used by a single oarsman
scull - a long oar that is mounted at the stern of a boat and moved left and right to propel the boat forward
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