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oars

noun
plural of oar

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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oars

verb
present tense third-person singular of oar

Synonyms of oars (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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“Oars.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/oars. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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