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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

intransitive verb
:  to progress by or as if by using oars
transitive verb
:  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>

First Known Use of OAR

15th century

Related to OAR

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay
OARED Defined for Kids

oar

noun \ˈr\

Definition of OAR for Kids

:  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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