Definitions for oarɔr, oʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oarɔr, oʊr(n.)

  1. a long shaft with a broad blade at one end, used as a lever for rowing or otherwise propelling or steering a boat.

    Category: Navy

  2. Category: Navy

    Ref: oarsman.

  3. (v.t.)to propel with or as if with oars; row.

    Category: Navy, Nautical

  4. (v.i.)to row.

    Category: Navy, Nautical

Origin of oar:

bef. 900; ME ore, OE ār, c. ON ār

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oar(noun)

    an implement used to propel or steer a boat

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. oar(noun)ˈɔr

    one of two long sticks used to move a rowboat


  1. oar(Noun)

    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.

  2. oar(Verb)

    To row; to propel with oars.

  3. Origin: ar, from ár.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Oar

    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

  2. Oar

    an oarsman; a rower; as, he is a good oar

  3. Oar

    an oarlike swimming organ of various invertebrates

  4. Oar

    to row


  1. Oar

    An oar is an implement used for water-borne propulsion. Oars have a flat blade at one end. Oarsmen grasp the oar at the other end. The difference between oars and paddles are that paddles are held by the paddler, and are not connected with the vessel. Oars generally are connected to the vessel by means of rowlocks or tholes which transmit the applied force to the boat. In this system the water is the fulcrum. Oarsmen generally face the stern of the vessel, reach as far as they can towards the stern, and insert the blade of their oar in the water. As they lean back, towards the vessel's bow, the blade of their oars sweeps the water towards the stern, providing forward thrust – see lever. For thousands of years vessels were powered either by sails, or the mechanical work of oarsmen, or paddlers. Some ancient vessels were propelled by either oars or sail, depending on the speed and direction of the wind.

Anagrams of oar

  1. Ora

  2. ROA

  3. AOR

Translations for oar

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a long piece of wood with a flat end for rowing a boat.

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