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someone who rows a boat
One who rows.
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Rowing, sometimes called crew in the United States, is the sport of racing boats using oars. It differs from paddling sports in that rowing oars are attached to the boat using oarlocks, while paddles are not connected to the boat. Rowing is divided into two disciplines: sculling and sweep rowing. In sculling, each rower holds two oars—one in each hand, while in sweep rowing each rower holds one oar with both hands. There are several boat classes in which athletes may compete, ranging from single sculls, occupied by one person, to shells with eight rowers and a coxswain, called eights. There are a wide variety of course types and formats of racing, but most elite and championship level racing is conducted on calm water courses 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) long with several lanes marked using buoys. Modern rowing as a competitive sport can be traced to the early 17th century when professional watermen held races (regattas) on the River Thames in London, England. Often prizes were offered by the London Guilds and Livery Companies. Amateur competition began towards the end of the 18th century with the arrival of "boat clubs" at British public schools. Similarly, clubs were formed at colleges within Oxford and Cambridge in the early nineteenth century. Public rowing clubs were beginning at the same time in England, Germany, the United States. In 1843, the first American college rowing club was formed at Yale College. Rowing is one of the oldest Olympic sports. Though it was on the programme for the 1896 games, racing did not take place due to bad weather. Male rowers have competed since the 1900 Summer Olympics. Women's rowing was added to the Olympic programme in 1976. Today, there are fourteen boat classes which race at the Olympics. In addition, the sport's governing body, the World Rowing Federation, holds the annual World Rowing Championships with twenty-two boat classes. Across six continents, 150 countries now have rowing federations that participate in the sport. Major domestic competitions take place in dominant rowing nations and include The Boat Race and Henley Royal Regatta in the United Kingdom, the Australian Rowing Championships in Australia, the Harvard–Yale Regatta and Head of the Charles Regatta in the United States, and the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in Canada. Many other competitions often exist for racing between clubs, schools, and universities in each nation.
one who rows with an oar
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rower is ranked #72568 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Rower surname appeared 268 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rower.
87.3% or 234 total occurrences were White.
5.6% or 15 total occurrences were Black.
4.8% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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The numerical value of rower in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of rower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of rower in a Sentence
It does not require as much dynamic movement as a rower or a treadmill, it's a good starting point into a progressive cardio routine, or for people with lower back or knee problems because it's very soft on the joints.
We take it for granted that life moves forward. But you move as a rower moves, facing backwards—you can see where you've been, but not where you're going. And your boat is steered by a younger version of you. It's hard not to wonder what life would be like facing the other way…
It does not require as much dynamic movement as a rower or a treadmill, it’s a good starting point into a progressive cardio routine, or for people with lower back or knee problems because it’s very soft on the joints.
The most popular Greek word for 'minister' is diakonos, which means, 'a servant,' or 'one who executes the command of another.' The other Greek word used is hyperetes, which literally means, 'the under-rower,' or the subordinate who is doing the rowing of a boat. Thus, a minister works for both God and man in service. Just as Jesus was a servant to both God and man, so should all believers be.
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