American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- v. To propel (a boat) with a scull or a pair of sculls.
- v. To use a scull or a pair of sculls to propel a boat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- 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.
- n. An obsolete form of school.
- n. See skull.
- In skating, to move forward or back without lifting the blades from the ice.
- 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. Australia, New Zealand, slang To drink the entire contents of (a drinking vessel) without pausing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.), obsolete The skull.
- n. A shoal of fish.
- 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. (Zoöl.), Prov. Eng. The common skua gull.
- v. (Naut.) 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.
- v. To impel a boat with a scull or sculls.
- 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
- See skull. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English sculle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Rowing in a racing shell or "scull" resembles skating on a pond.”
“Officer Bud Walker said her capsized scull was found about 5: 30 p.m. near Fountainhead Regional Park.”
“The woman's scull was found capsized about 5: 30 p.m., and a search for her in and around the reservoir continued for a second day Sunday, county police said ..”
“Time and again Mr. Casey introduces interesting people—the fellow who rowed so hard with him in the two-man master's scull that he ripped the tendon off his hip bone in mid-race; the young coed who accompanied him on a 50-kilometer, midnight hike to celebrate his 50th birthday; the fellow named Oscar who proved a rock when the going got tough in Outward Bound.”
“Shew's capsized scull was found near Fountainhead Regional Park, police said.”
“Kevin Wilkinson's simple metal dinghy, propelled by a single scull from a rowlock at the stern, maintains one of the oldest crossings of the Mersey – now transferred to the canal because the nearby river itself is bridged.”
“Of course one guy got turned around and was spotted going the wrong way in his singles scull.”
“Each coupling ends in an undignified unseating and, after untangling, rider and ridden scull off in different directions.”
“Has a tattoo of the 75th Ranger Regiment with "82" above it. (scull/beret)”
“That bright morning as I washed my feet in a basin of water, I felt a tingle in my hair racing to my scull, vanishing in thin air.”
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