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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing;
[syn: peg, pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock, oarlock]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Oarlock \Oar"lock`\ ([=o]r"l[o^]k`), n. (Naut.), The notch, fork, or other device on the gunwale of a boat, in which the oar rests, and that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing. Certain oarlocks are designed for use with oars having attached swivels, which insert into the oarlock and provide a firm pivot. Same as Rowlock[1]. Syn: peg, pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

oarlock n 1: a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing [syn: peg, pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock, oarlock]




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