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Related to rowlock: rowlock course
n. Chiefly British
(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
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|Noun||1.||rowlock - 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"