noun \ˈskəl\

: a long and very narrow boat that is usually rowed by one or two people

sculls : a race using sculls

Full Definition of SCULL

a :  an oar used at the stern of a boat to propel it forward with a thwartwise motion
b :  either of a pair of oars usually less than 10 feet (3 meters) in length and operated by one person
:  a racing shell propelled by one or two persons using sculls

Examples of SCULL

  1. He took first place in the single sculls.

Origin of SCULL

Middle English skulle
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with SCULL



: to row a scull or other small boat

Full Definition of SCULL

transitive verb
:  to propel (a boat) by sculls or by a large oar worked thwartwise
intransitive verb
:  to scull a boat
scull·er noun

Examples of SCULL

  1. She sculled along the river.
  2. <a couple sculled past in a racing shell>

First Known Use of SCULL


Related to SCULL

SCULLER Defined for Kids


noun \ˈskəl\

Definition of SCULL for Kids

:  a boat driven by one or more pairs of short oars


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