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oar

noun

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a person who drives a boat forward by means of oars
  • "All oars ho!" the boatswain ordered

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oar

verb

Synonyms of oar (Entry 2 of 2)

to move a boat by means of oars
  • since the wind had completely died, they had to oar the sailboat back to shore

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The first known use of oar was before the 12th century

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“Oar.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/oar. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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