rowlock

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noun row·lock \ˈrä-lək, ˈrə-; ˈrō-ˌläk\

Definition of rowlock

chiefly British

  1. :  oarlock

Origin and Etymology of rowlock

probably by alteration


First Known Use: 1743

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