Definition of oarlock in English:


Line breaks: oar|lock
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːlɒk


North American
  • A rowlock.
    More example sentences
    • And in 1970, Brown managed to ram the boat into a rock in a rapid called Unkar, splitting the hull from oarlock to oarlock.
    • A wooden contraption with a sliding seat and an oarlock place at the edge of the launch.
    • In the midst of this mess, I turn to see that one of the Sequoia's oars has been wrenched out of its oarlock.

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