Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long oar used at the stern of a boat and moved from side to side to propel the boat forward.
  • n. One of a pair of short-handled oars used by a single rower.
  • n. A small light racing boat for one, two, or four rowers, each using a pair of sculls.
  • transitive v. To propel (a boat) with a scull or a pair of sculls.
  • intransitive v. To use a scull or a pair of sculls to propel a boat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A single oar mounted at the stern of a boat and moved from side to side to propel the boat forward.
  • n. One of a pair of oars handled by a single rower.
  • n. A small rowing boat, for one person.
  • n. A light rowing boat used for racing by one, two, or four rowers, each operating two oars (sculls), one in each hand.
  • v. To row a boat using a scull or sculls.
  • v. To skate while keeping both feet in contact with the ground or ice.
  • n. Obsolete form of skull.
  • n. A skull cap. A small bowl-shaped helmet, without visor or bever.
  • v. To drink the entire contents of (a drinking vessel) without pausing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The skull.
  • n. A shoal of fish.
  • n.
  • n. A boat; a cockboat. See sculler.
  • n. One of a pair of short oars worked by one person.
  • n. A single oar used at the stern in propelling a boat.
  • n. The common skua gull.
  • intransitive v. To impel a boat with a scull or sculls.
  • transitive v. To impel (a boat) with a pair of sculls, or with a single scull or oar worked over the stern obliquely from side to side.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To propel with one oar worked at the stern: as, to scull a boat.
  • To propel with sculls.
  • To work an oar against the water, at the stern of a boat, in such a way as to propel the boat. See sculling.
  • To be sculled, or capable of being propelled by a scull or sculls: as, the boat sculls well.
  • In skating, to move forward or back without lifting the blades from the ice.
  • n. See skull.
  • n. A short, light, spoon-bladed oar, the loom of which is comparatively short, so that one person can row open-handed with a pair of them, one on each side.
  • n. An oar used to propel a boat by working it from side to side over the stern, the blade, which is always kept in the water, being turned diagonally at each stroke. See cut in preceding column.
  • n. A small boat for passengers; a skiff; a wherry.
  • n. An obsolete form of school.
  • n. See skull.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. propel with sculls
  • n. a long oar that is mounted at the stern of a boat and moved left and right to propel the boat forward
  • n. a racing shell that is propelled by sculls
  • n. each of a pair of short oars that are used by a single oarsman

Etymologies

Middle English sculle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English sculle ("a type of oar"), Unknown (Wiktionary)
See skull. (Wiktionary)

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