Definitions for oarlockˈɔrˌlɒk, ˈoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oar•lockˈɔrˌlɒk, ˈoʊr-(n.)

  1. a usu.U-shaped device providing a pivot for an oar in rowing.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of oarlock:

bef. 1100

Princeton's WordNet

  1. peg, pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock, oarlock(noun)

    a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing


  1. oarlock(Noun)

    A device attached to the gunwale of a rowboat to hold the oars in place while rowing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Oarlock(noun)

    the notch, fork, or other device on the gunwale of a boat, in which the oar rests in rowing. See Rowlock


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