scull

noun
\ˈskəl \

Definition of scull 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : an oar used at the stern of a boat to propel it forward with a thwartwise motion

b : either of a pair of oars usually less than 10 feet (3 meters) in length and operated by one person

2 : a racing shell propelled by one or two persons using sculls

scull

verb
sculled; sculling; sculls

Definition of scull (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to propel (a boat) by sculls or by a large oar worked thwartwise

intransitive verb

: to scull a boat

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Other Words from scull

Verb

sculler noun

Synonyms for scull

Synonyms: Verb

oar, paddle, row

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Examples of scull in a Sentence

Noun

He took first place in the single sculls.

Verb

She sculled along the river. a couple sculled past in a racing shell
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Meghan O'Leary, who finished sixth in the 2016 Olympic double sculls in Rio with Ellen Tomek, returned to the Riverfront Recapture boathouse Friday night for a 20th anniversary celebration of Riverfront Rowing. Lori Riley, courant.com, "Olympian O'Leary Returns To Riverfront Rowing, Where It All Began," 24 June 2018 Buy Photo Paul Laskow, trim and fit at 69 and still working as an attorney, slips into a scull on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia every morning the water isn’t frozen. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, "Clogged with muck, shallow Schuylkill is putting rowing, regattas at risk," 13 Apr. 2018 With Rob Jones, Masters won a bronze medal in mixed sculls at the London Games. Courier Journal And Usa Today, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville's Oksana Masters wins 5 medals, will carry US flag at Paralympic closing ceremony," 17 Mar. 2018 With Rob Jones, Masters won a bronze medal in mixed sculls at the London Games. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "2018 Paralympics: After setbacks, Oksana Masters wins gold," 14 Mar. 2018 With Rob Jones, Masters won a bronze medal in mixed sculls at the London Games. Courier Journal And Usa Today, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville's Oksana Masters wins 5 medals, will carry US flag at Paralympic closing ceremony," 17 Mar. 2018 With Rob Jones, Masters won a bronze medal in mixed sculls at the London Games. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "2018 Paralympics: After setbacks, Oksana Masters wins gold," 14 Mar. 2018 With Rob Jones, Masters won a bronze medal in mixed sculls at the London Games. Courier Journal And Usa Today, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville's Oksana Masters wins 5 medals, will carry US flag at Paralympic closing ceremony," 17 Mar. 2018 With Rob Jones, Masters won a bronze medal in mixed sculls at the London Games. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "2018 Paralympics: After setbacks, Oksana Masters wins gold," 14 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The next came when Jobe, who had put his tee shot into the bunker left of the green, chunked his recovery into the rough and then sculled his chip across the green. Don Markus, baltimoresun.com, "Scott McCarron rallies from six shots back to edge Bernhard Langer at Constellation Senior Players," 16 July 2017 Sitting snug in the rear of the boat, coxswains yell commands to rowers, drowning out wind and sculling noise. David Whiting, Orange County Register, "Orange Coast College rowers go for 12th national title — against best 4-year universities," 24 May 2017

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First Known Use of scull

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1624, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for scull

Noun

Middle English skulle

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More Definitions for scull

scull

noun

English Language Learners Definition of scull

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a long and very narrow boat that is usually rowed by one or two people

sculls : a race using sculls

scull

verb

English Language Learners Definition of scull (Entry 2 of 2)

: to row a scull or other small boat

scull

noun
\ˈskəl \

Kids Definition of scull

: a boat driven by one or more pairs of short oars

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