sculler


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to sculler: oarsman

scull

 (skŭl)
n.
1. A long oar used at the stern of a boat and moved from side to side to propel the boat forward.
2. One of a pair of light oars designed for use by a single rower.
3. A small light racing boat for one, two, or four rowers, each using a pair of sculls.
v. sculled, scull·ing, sculls
v.tr.
To propel (a boat) with a scull or a pair of sculls.
v.intr.
1. To use a scull or a pair of sculls to propel a boat.
2. To generate propulsion, as in swimming, with a motion resembling that of a single scull oar.

[Middle English sculle.]

scull′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sculler - someone who sculls (moves a long oar pivoted on the back of the boat to propel the boat forward)
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
oarsman, rower - someone who rows a boat
Translations
References in classic literature ?
she would exclaim, when some unfortunate sculler would get in her way; "why don't he look where he's going?
It was an amateur-sculler, well up to his work though taking it easily, in so light a boat that the Rogue remarked: 'A little less on you, and you'd a'most ha' been a Wagerbut'; then went to work at his windlass handles and sluices, to let the sculler in.
The water rose and rose as the sluice poured in, dispersing the scum which had formed behind the lumbering gates, and sending the boat up, so that the sculler gradually rose like an apparition against the light from the bargeman's point of view.
Early as it was, there were plenty of scullers going here and there that morning, and plenty of barges dropping down with the tide; the navigation of the river between bridges, in an open boat, was a much easier and commoner matter in those days than it is in these; and we went ahead among many skiffs and wherries, briskly.
And while Thornley, from Holt near Wrexham, wants to be 'in the top boat' for Rio, Watkins' return to the sport after the Welsh sculler partnered Grainger to sixth place in this year's world championships has ramped up the competition.
Our management team is extremely excited about the opportunity for the growth of our collective brands, Sculler said.
To make up for their loss, the boys raced in the men's quads event and Ben McWilliams also raced in the men's single, beating a good Cambridge-based specialist sculler in the final.
Wales cap Graeme Thomas stormed home second in a dramatic men's singles final after Olympic medal sculler Alan Campbell was disqualified for jumping the start.
Olympic 8s finalist Vicky Thornley from Wrexham beat Nottingham's Laura Wheeler by 2L to set up a semi-final Princess Royal singles clash with New Zealand world bronze medal sculler Emma Twigg.
The 29 year-old single sculler, from Mold, will test himself against more than 70 of the UK's top male lightweight rowers at the 5,000 metre water trial.
Single sculler Katherine Grainger and the lightweight men's double scull of Paul Mattick and Rob Williams looked stronger in qualifying than three weeks ago in Munich.
America's single sculler Michelle Guerette finished second in a four-boat single sculls heat, but her time of 7:49.