Recent Examples of oarlock from the Web
All of this made the sweet relief of arriving, often after dark, even more memorable: the cool, fragrant air; the stars; falling asleep to the lake water lapping and oarlocks knocking.
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First Known Use of oarlock
before 12th century
OARLOCK Defined for English Language Learners
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
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