rowing

noun row·ing \ ˈrō-iŋ \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of rowing

1 : the propelling of a boat by means of oars : the action of one that rows
2 : the sport of racing in shells

Examples of rowing in a Sentence

  1. She was on the rowing team.

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First Known Use of rowing

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ROWING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of rowing for English Language Learners

  • : the sport of racing in long, narrow boats that are moved by using oars

  • : the activity of moving a boat by using oars



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