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.
Recent Examples of rowing from the Web
The three-day regatta opens Friday on Lake Natoma near Sacramento with the Huskies rowing to claim men’s and women’s national titles in the same year for the first time since 1997.
Father Judge's rowing team won a national title Saturday at the Scholastic Rowing Association's national championship regatta.
There was rowing on the river, a shooting match in Colt's meadows and the Gentleman's Driving Club had races at the Albany Avenue track.
The festival will feature rowing demonstrations, canoeing, fishing, kite flying, nature walks and bike tours.
The Foundry has created four curricula for interested school groups, too, including a STEM offering that focuses on the physics of rowing.
This post was updated to note reconstruction on the Krylatskoye canoeing and rowing basin.
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First Known Use of rowing
before 12th century
ROWING Defined for English Language Learners
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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