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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rowing, rownoun

    the act of rowing as a sport


  1. rowingnoun

    The action of the verb to row.

  2. rowingnoun

    The action of propelling a boat with oars.

  3. rowingnoun

    The rowing of boats as a competitive sport.


  1. Rowing

    Rowing is the act of propelling a human-powered watercraft using the sweeping motions of oars to displace water and generate reactional propulsion. Rowing is functionally similar to paddling, but rowing requires oars to be mechanically attached to the boat, and the rower drives the oar like a lever, exerting force in the same direction as the boat's travel; while paddles are completely hand-held and have no attachment to the boat, and are driven like a cantilever, exerting force opposite to the intended direction of the boat. In some strict terminologies, using oars for propulsion may be termed either "pulling" or "rowing", with different definitions for each. Where these strict terminologies are used, the definitions are reversed depending on the context. On saltwater a "pulling boat" has each person working one oar on one side, alternating port and starboard along the length of the boat; whilst "rowing" means each person operates two oars, one on each side of the boat. On inland waterways, the opposite applies, with "rowing" being where each person in a crew works one oar and "sculling" (especially in sport rowing) involves each participant using a pair of oars. In a maritime setting "sculling" means propelling a boat with a single oar operated over the stern.: 135 : 226–227 This article focuses on the general types of rowing, such as recreation and transport rather than the sport of competitive rowing which is a specialized case of boat racing using strictly regulated equipment and a highly refined technique.


  1. rowing

    Rowing is a form of physical activity, sport, or method of transportation where individuals propel a boat in the water using oars. It involves a simultaneous, coordinated, and rhythmic action of both the arms and legs to drive the boat forward. Rowing can be classified into two types: sweep rowing, where each rower handles one oar, and sculling, where each rower uses two oars. It is performed either individually or in teams and is also an Olympic sport.

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  1. Rowing

    of Row

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rowing in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rowing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of rowing in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Pinsent:

    It has a sort of gravitational pull within the rowing (community), it attracts the best people.

  2. Mahe Drysdale:

    The Olympics have always been The Olympics, we believe that our best chance of success is being part of the Rowing Rowing NZ program, whilst also being able to be coached by Dick Tonks.

  3. Jason Caldwell:

    In order to keep the boat moving 24 hours a day, you're rowing two hours on, two hours off, 24 hours a day throughout the entire crossing so as an individual, you're responsible for rowing 12 hours a day, there was something special on that boat and I will spend the rest of my life failing to describe to others.

  4. Jean Paul Sartre:

    Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat

  5. Glenn Merry:

    It would be easy but irresponsible for us to immediately assume that the rowing course is the main or sole point of exposure that caused the illnesses. We are not jumping to this immediate conclusion for two reasons, first, one of our first cases of illness was a coach, who did not row on the lake, and their contact with the course water would have been specific to handling equipment that had been on the water. Assuming sanitation protocol was followed, we would not expect them to become ill.

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