Definition of Oar in English :

Define Oar in English

Oar meaning in English

Meaning of Oar in English

Pronunciation of Oar in English

Oar pronunciation in English

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1. oar

an implement used to propel or steer a boat

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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a long shaft of wood for propelling a boat by rowing, having a broad blade that is dipped into and pulled against the water. Oars were also used for steering certain kinds of ancient sailing boats
2.  short for oarsman
3.  put one's oar in
to row or propel with or as if with oars
the two men were oaring their way across the lake

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see synonyms of oar
a long pole with a broad blade at one end, held in place by an oarlock and used in pairs to row a boat: a single oar is sometimes used in steering a boat
a person who uses an oar; rower
verb transitive, verb intransitive
to row

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of oar
1. A long, thin pole with a blade at one end, inserted into an oarlock and used to row or steer a boat.
2. A person who rows a boat, especially in a race.
v. oared, oar·ing, oars
1. To propel with or as if with oars or an oar.
2. To traverse with or as if with oars or an oar: an hour to oar the strait.
To move forward by or as if by rowing: oared strongly across the finish line.

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