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Meaning of ROWLOCK

Pronunciation:  'râluk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
 

ROWLOCK is a 7 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: oarlock, peg, pin, thole, tholepin
 
 See Also: dinghy, dory, holder, rowboat

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Row"lock\ (? colloq. ?), n. [For oarlock; AS.
[hand]rloc, where the second part is skin to G. loch a hole,
E. lock a fastening. See {Oar}, and {Lock}.] (Naut.)
A contrivance or arrangement serving as a fulcrum for an oar
in rowing. It consists sometimes of a notch in the gunwale of
a boat, sometimes of a pair of pins between which the oar
rests on the edge of the gunwale, sometimes of a single pin
passing through the oar, or of a metal fork or stirrup
pivoted in the gunwale and suporting the oar.

 

 

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