rowlock

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

Definition of rowlock

chiefly British

First Known Use of rowlock

1743, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rowlock

probably by alteration

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