Definition of oarsman
: one who rows especially in a racing crew
oarsmanshipplay \ˈȯrz-mən-ˌship\ noun
Examples of oarsman in a Sentence
the only oarsman in a rowboat designed for two
Recent Examples of oarsman from the Web
All were assigned their own convoy boat, which included an impartial observer, an oarsman, and a coach or helper.
The Tacoma oarsmen, who subsidized their sport from their own pockets, finally decided to hand carry and row the eight-oar boat from one city to the other.
Everything was up to us from raising funds, repairing equipment, recruiting oarsmen, scheduling and hosting regattas.
Others were more elaborate, showing a mast and sails and oarsmen.
And an oarsman’s arm is ripped off by a polar bear.
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Definition of oarsman for English Language Learners
: a person who rows a boat especially as a member of a racing team
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Definition of oarsman for Students
: a person who rows a boat
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