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Webster

English Word:

oar


English Pronunciation:

oar


Noun:


⇨Etymology

(Anglo-Saxon) ar; akin to (Icelandic) ar, (Danish) aare, (Swedish) åra; perhaps akin to (English) row, verb Confer Rowlock.


⇨Definition

n

1. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle at one end and a broad blade at the other. The part which rests in the rowlock is called the loom.

Note: An oar is a kind of long paddle, which swings about a kind of fulcrum, called a rowlock, fixed to the side of the boat.

2. An oarsman; a rower; as, he is a good car.

3. (Zoölogy) An oarlike swimming organ of various invertebrates. Oar cock (Zoöl), the water rail. [Provincial England] -- Spoon oar, an oar having the blade so curved as to afford a better hold upon the water in rowing. -- To boat the oars, to cease rowing, and lay the oars in the boat. -- To feather the oars. See Feather. transitive verb -- To lie on the oars, to cease pulling, raising the oars out of water, but not boating them; to cease from work of any kind; to be idle; to rest. -- To muffle the oars, to put something round that part which rests in the rowlock, to prevent noise in rowing. -- To put in one's oar, to give aid or advice; -- commonly used of a person who obtrudes aid or counsel not invited. -- To ship the oars, to place them in the rowlocks. -- To toss the oars, To peak the oars, to lift them from the rowlocks and hold them perpendicularly, the handle resting on the bottom of the boat. -- To trail oars, to allow them to trail in the water alongside of the boat. -- To unship the oars, to take them out of the rowlocks.



Transitive Verb / Interjection:


⇨Definition

[imperfect & past participle Oared; present participle & verbal noun Oaring.]

To row. "Oared himself." (Shakespeare) Oared with laboring arms. Pope.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

Old English ār, from Old Norse ár.


Synonyms:

(implement used to propel a boat): paddle


Noun:

an oar oar (plural oars) An implement used to propel a boat or a ship in the water, having a flat blade at one end, being rowed from the other end and being normally fastened to the vessel. An oarsman; a rower. He is a good oar. (zoology) An oar-like swimming organ of various invertebrates.


Verb:

oar (third-person singular simple present oars, present participle oaring, simple past and past participle oared) To row; to propel with oars. 1950, Mervyn Peake, Gormenghast Turning the long tables upside down — and there were twelve of them — they seated themselves, one behind another, within the upturned table tops as though they were boats and were about to oar their way into some fabulous ocean.


Adjective:

Adjective oar other different


Anagrams:

AOR Ora ROA


Reference:

oar

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Similar Words:

Other words similar to oar can be found below:

1.oar
2.oar blade
3.oar-footed
4.oared
5.oarfish
6.oarfoot
7.oarless
8.oarlike
9.oarlock
10.oarsman
11.oarsweed
12.oarswoman
13.oarweed
14.oary
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