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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
To propel (a boat) with a scull or a pair of sculls.
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.
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Noun1.sculling - rowing by a single oarsman in a racing shellsculling - rowing by a single oarsman in a racing shell
rowing, row - the act of rowing as a sport


[ˈskʌlɪŋ] n to go scullingremare
References in classic literature ?
It drifts apart like a forgotten dream; and it was in the hour of many dreams, at daybreak and very soon after the end of dark, that such a strange sight was given to a man sculling a boat down a river in the West country.
It came in the form of a young man with light hair and a candid expression, who came sculling down the river and disembarked at the landing stage.
repeated March, and stopped sculling for an instant.
Sleep, after heavy sculling, had come to them early, and by a corresponding accident they awoke before it was light.
It was a family celebration with younger sister Kaya Saccheri responsible for steering in her Women's Junior 17 Quad scull crew to victory, sculling as hard as possible with Kay Shimmin, Frankie Wightman and Rosa Kusabbi.
Everyone knows what's unique about roaches, but very few know what goes on in the small, extreme world of sculling.
Glover out-gunned sculling specialist Frances Houghton in the final sprint to the line to take the women's single title by a whisker.
One of those rowers tipped for glory during the Games is Hexham-based Matt Wells, a bronze medal winner in the double scull at the 2008 Beijing Olympics along with Stephen Rowbotham - the first British men's sculling medal since the 1976 Games.
Britain picked up wins in the men's fours and pairs as well as all three open-weight men's sculling although Greg Searle, a steward at Henley, was denied what in all probability would have been a final win at the Regatta as Germany took the honours in the men's eight Grand Challenge Cup, breaking all of the course records.
The practitioner set off from Norwich on September 6, rowing in a sculling boat to Beccles, before switching to a kayak to paddle along the Waveney and Little Ouse.
On day one, the senior women's squad competed successfully in a number of sculling events.
5km event on the weekend saw the Welsh sculling quartet finish an impressive 15th out of 200 crews, which proved a mammoth effort given the Welsh women are classed as lightweights.