Definition of rowing in English:


Line breaks: row¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • The sport or pastime of propelling a boat by means of oars.
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    • Most athletes do not pick up the sport of rowing until university.
    • Bedford's most famous sports are athletics and rowing.
    • The club has a five-year development plan to achieve a high level of community involvement, in order to become self-sustaining as a regional centre for the sport of rowing.

Racing takes place in narrow, light boats ( shells), between single rowers ( scullers) with two oars, or between crews of two, four, or eight people with one oar each; crews are often steered by a coxswain

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