noun oar·age \-rij, -rēj\

Definition of oarage



  1. 1 archaic :  the action of oaring

  2. 2 archaic a :  rowing equipment :  oars and oar fittings b :  something resembling oars in appearance or movement the oarage of the wings of a single great bird — C. E. Montague

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Origin and Etymology of oarage

1oar + -age

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to cast off or become cast off

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