oar definition

  • noun:
    • a lengthy, thin, usually wooden pole with a blade at one end, always row or steer a boat.
    • A person who rows a boat, particularly in a race.
    • An implement used to propel a boat or a ship when you look at the liquid, having a flat knife at one end, being rowed from various other end and being normally fastened into the vessel.
    • An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender little bit of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle at one end and an extensive blade at the other. The component which rests into the rowlock is called the loom.
    • An oarsman; a rower.
    • An oarlike cycling organ of various invertebrates.
    • a lengthy wood apply useful for propelling a boat, barge, or galley.
    • In brewing, a blade or paddle with that the mash is stirred.
    • In zoöl., an oar-like appendage of an animal useful for cycling, due to the fact knee or antenna of an insect or crustacean, the parapodia of annelids, etc.
    • one that uses an oar; an oarsman; in addition, a waterman.
    • An obsolete spelling of ore.
    • an implement used to propel or guide a boat
  • verb-transitive:
    • To propel with or like with oars or an oar.
    • To traverse with or as if with oars or an oar: an hour or so to oar the strait.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to maneuver ahead by or as though by rowing: oared highly across the finish line.
  • verb:
    • To row; to propel with oars.
    • To row.
  • others:
    • to make use of an oar or oars; row.
    • To propel by or as by rowing.
    • To traverse by or as by way of oars.
    • to go or make use of as an oar.

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