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scull

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noun \ˈskəl\

Definition of scull

  1. 1a :  an oar used at the stern of a boat to propel it forward with a thwartwise motionb :  either of a pair of oars usually less than 10 feet (3 meters) in length and operated by one person

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

Examples of scull in a Sentence

  1. He took first place in the single sculls.

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Origin and Etymology of scull

Middle English skulle


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scull

verb

Definition of scull

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to propel (a boat) by sculls or by a large oar worked thwartwise

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to scull a boat

sculler

noun

Examples of scull in a Sentence

  1. She sculled along the river.

  2. a couple sculled past in a racing shell

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First Known Use of scull

1624


SCULL Defined for English Language Learners

scull

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noun

Definition of scull for English Language Learners

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

  • sculls : a race using sculls

scull

verb

Definition of scull for English Language Learners

  • : to row a scull or other small boat


SCULL Defined for Kids

scull

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noun \ˈskəl\

Definition of scull for Students

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



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