row·​ing | \ ˈrō-iŋ How to pronounce rowing (audio) \

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

She was on the rowing team.
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First Known Use of rowing

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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31 Jul 2022

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“Rowing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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