Oarlock

Definition of Oarlock

Oar´lock`   Pronunciation: ōr´lǒk`
n.1.(Naut.) The notch, fork, or other device on the gunwale of a boat, in which the oar rests, and that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing. Certain oarlocks are designed for use with oars having attached swivels, which insert into the oarlock and provide a firm pivot. Same as Rowlock{1}.

Related Words

dinghy, dory, holder, peg, pin, rowboat, rowlock, thole, tholepin
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