- 1A pole with a flat blade, used to row or steer a boat through the water: she pulled hard on the oarsMore example sentences
- As well as traditional rowing oars and sculls, they manufacture oars for surf boat rowing, and transatlantic teams.
- I love being on the water, I love the sound the water makes and the oars on the boat, all of those things.
- Organised by the Gauteng Dragon Boat Association, long boats and oars will be provided for participants who do not have their own team boat.
- 1.1An oarsman; a rower: I was stroke oar and John was in the bowMore example sentences
- The crew suddenly lost their stroke oar to eligibility issues, and Erickson was back to the drawing board to find a line-up.
- He is considered by many as the best ‘stroke’ oar in the long history of lightweight rowing at Harvard.
- The person on the port side all the way aft is the stroke oar, the rower who sets the pace that everyone else must match.
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- Propel with or as if with oars; row: oaring the sea like madmen [no object, with adverbial of direction]: oaring through the weedsMore example sentences
- They're oared to the docks where a Guild Estimator boards and examines the cargo, noting its quality and determining the number of lots that will go up for sale.
- In May, foods and prayers are offered to Tin Hau, the goddess of fishermen, and the following month the brightly decorated Dragon Boats are oared swiftly in races through Hong Kong's waters.
- But everything progressed smoothly and he oared his canopy slow and smooth on the calm river, along with many others, all dreaming to reach the pinnacle of success through self-actualization.
put (or stick) one's oar in
- • informal , chiefly British Give an opinion without being asked: she was talking to me just now, before you put your oar inMore example sentences
- Until the PC do-gooders stuck their oar in, schools could punish those who needed it.
- Excuse me for sticking my oar in, but for me there can be only one winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, which will be announced today.
- Worse still, she's been sticking her oar in with a new staff member - giving her her own special take on the personnel and the running of the department.
rest (US lay) on one's oars
- Relax one’s efforts.More example sentences
- There is no need and no scope for resting on our oars.
- So to the boffins who might think otherwise, rest on your oars and watch it happen.
- The negotiating team decided to rest on their oars and wait until their partners had a chance to consider the offer.
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- Floating in an oarless boat, they eventually arrived at the southern coast of France.
- His life was spared because his daughter Hypsipyle set him adrift in an oarless boat.
- It is the place where an oarless boat full of refugees from the Holy Land washed ashore not long after Jesus was crucified.
Old English ār, of Germanic origin; related to Danish and Norwegian åre.