oarlock

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noun oar·lock \ ˈȯr-ˌläk \

Definition of oarlock

:a usually U-shaped device for holding an oar in place

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First Known Use of oarlock

before 12th century


OARLOCK Defined for English Language Learners

oarlock

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Definition of oarlock for English Language Learners

  • : a part that holds an oar in place on either side of a boat


OARLOCK Defined for Kids

oarlock

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noun oar·lock \ ˈȯr-ˌläk \

Definition of oarlock for Students

:a usually U-shaped device for holding an oar in place


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