oar

11 ENTRIES FOUND:

1oar

noun \ˈr\

: 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
:  a long pole with a broad blade at one end used for propelling or steering a boat
2
:  oarsman
oared \ˈrd\ 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

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

2oar

verb

Definition of OAR

transitive verb
:  to propel with or as if with oars :  row
intransitive verb
:  to progress by or as if by using oars

Examples of OAR

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

First Known Use of OAR

1610

Related to OAR

Synonyms
1row, paddle, scull

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

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