There are 2 definitions of scull in English:

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Pronunciation: /skʌl
 
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noun

1Each of a pair of small oars used by a single rower.
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  • As well as traditional rowing oars and sculls, they manufacture oars for surf boat rowing, and transatlantic teams.
1.1An oar placed over the stern of a boat to propel it by a side to side motion, reversing the blade at each turn.
1.2A light, narrow boat propelled with a scull or a pair of sculls: their current training programme involves two outings a day at the weekend in their single sculls
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  • He has supported his wife, Sonia, in her successful quest to qualify a single sculls boat for the Athens Olympics.
  • This year he trained the light scull world champion Victoria Dimitrova as well as Neikova.
  • The two friends had gone for a light row and were turning the double scull boat opposite the boat slip at the Rowing Club when Kieran became suddenly ill.
1.3 (sculls) A race between boats in which each participant uses a pair of oars: he competed for the cross-country team and later concentrated on single sculls
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  • Anne Homa won women's S1 single sculls and Anna Mahlamaki won women's novice sculls in her first race in a sculling boat despite clipping the bank a few times.
  • Nikree is concentrating on the double sculls to be raced tomorrow, and Yung did well despite nursing a sprained ankle which she sustained earlier this week.
  • This meant that the junior men's and junior women's quadruple sculls, together with three final races in the Japan Cup, were not held.

verb

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1Propel a boat with sculls: he built boats and taught the gentlemen how to scull
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  • World Cup single sculling champion Miroslava Knapkova was in complete control of her heat as she sculled in nearly half a minute up on the field including Dutch Challenge Cup winner Myke Mol.
  • Greatly curious, the American fishermen lifted anchor and sculled over with oars.
  • Dick Gradley sculled well to win men's veteran H handicapped sculls in 17-59.
1.1 [with object and adverbial of direction] Transport (someone) in a boat propelled with sculls: she had to be sculled through the floods
1.2 [no object, with adverbial of direction] (Of an aquatic animal) propel itself with fins or flippers: the limbs were modified into efficient paddles, perfectly adapted for sculling through the water
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  • A green turtle sculled towards us, stopping only a metre away.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin.

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There are 2 definitions of scull in English:

scull2

Line breaks: scull
Pronunciation: /skʌl
 
/

noun

Canadian
1A large group of fish which has migrated from the open sea to inshore waters.
1.1The annual migration of fish from the open sea to inshore waters.

Origin

variant of school2.

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