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.
Recent Examples on the Web And programming was expanded to include education and job training, health and wellness, arts and non-traditional sports, such as rowing. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 8 June 2021 Deuel spent eight years as a competitive rower until the coronavirus pandemic abruptly ended his season—and effectively, his rowing career—in March 2020. Betsy Welch, Outside Online, 7 June 2021 The plaintiffs lawyers argued that the roster numbers were inaccurate and inflated as rowing coach Jen Sanford testified that she was told to keep 60 rowers on her team when a viable Division I team would only have 40-42. Lori Riley,, 27 May 2021 Ten athletic programs were represented led by rowing and women's track & field (42 apiece) and baseball (24). Star Tribune, 27 May 2021 And, in the long term, make rowing’s many pleasures available to folks of all stripes. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 20 May 2021 The Bates women’s rowing team won its fourth straight NCAA championship by scoring the maximum 42 points with both the first varsity eight and second varsity eight winning their respective grand finals in Sarasota, Fla. . . ., 29 May 2021 And programs were expanded beyond traditional recreational activities to include education and job training, health and wellness, arts and non-traditional sports, such as rowing. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 26 May 2021 Of course, Virgil Abloh thought to include a shoulder-defining rowing top in Off-White’s culty mix of athletic staples that double as fashion flexes. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, 24 May 2021

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First Known Use of rowing

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

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13 Jun 2021

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“Rowing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rowing

: 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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