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oar

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noun \ˈȯr\

Simple Definition of oar

  • : a long pole that is flat and wide at one end and that is used for rowing and steering a boat

Full Definition of oar

  1. 1 :  a long pole with a broad blade at one end used for propelling or steering a boat

  2. 2 :  oarsman

oared play \ˈȯrd\ adjective

Examples of oar

  1. <All oars ho! the boatswain ordered>



Origin of oar

Middle English oor, from Old English ār; akin to Old Norse ār oar


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Nautical Terms


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oar

verb

Definition of oar

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to progress by or as if by using oars

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to propel with or as if with oars :  row



Examples of oar

  1. <since the wind had completely died, they had to oar the sailboat back to shore>



15th Century

First Known Use of oar

15th century

Other Nautical Terms


OAR Defined for Kids

oar

play
noun \ˈȯr\

Definition of oar

  1. :  a long pole that is flat and wide at one end and that is used for rowing or steering a boat





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