American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A man who rows, especially an expert in rowing; a rower.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who rows with an oar; a boatman; especially, one who rows for exercise or sport.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who uses, or is skilled in the use of, an oar; a rower.
- n. someone who rows a boat
“Mr.R. C. Lehmann, best known as oarsman and boxer, but a fencer as well, came whenever he could.”
“As an oarsman, which is _not_ all gammon and spinach! ”
“Veteran oarsman Jim Slade steers the lead raft into what appears to be a moderate rapid, but the raft and crew are grabbed by a hidden hole and shaken like ice in a martini mixer.”
“They brought with them two rafts: a 27-foot pontoon bridge of the type used on the Colorado, controlled by two Johnson outboard motors mounted on a rear transom, complemented by three sets of oars; and a small assault raft, 16-feet long, manned by a single oarsman.”
“He was halfway across the lake when the oarsman dropped both oars and stared wildly behind him, for there was the hermit, saying, ‘I beg your pardon, but would you be so kind as to repeat the mantra once more for me so that I can be sure I have it right?’”
“This trip featured a guest chef, Matt Morse, the former owner of several restaurants in Oregon who has made his living over the years feeding people, not guiding them through white water though he is also an experienced Rogue River oarsman.”
“In the oar boat, we could lean back and let the oarsman do all of the work; in the paddle boat, we had to paddle (ergo the name); and in the inflatable kayaks, (also called "duckies") we were essentially on our own, getting buffeted by every wave as we bounced through the rapids, paddling like crazy to keep from getting dunked in the cold water.”
“Some oarsman wondered about the long deck as if waiting for their master's order.”
““For five measly pieces of gold,” an oarsman muttered.”
“An oarsman finally tapped him on the shoulder, taking his place, and Hap blundered up onto the deck to see how near the Shark had drawn.”
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