from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long, thin, usually wooden pole with a blade at one end, used to row or steer a boat.
- n. A person who rows a boat, especially in a race.
- transitive v. To propel with or as if with oars or an oar.
- transitive v. To traverse with or as if with oars or an oar: an hour to oar the strait.
- intransitive v. To move forward by or as if by rowing: oared strongly across the finish line.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An implement used to propel a boat or a ship in the water, having a flat blade at one end, being rowed from the other end and being normally fastened to the vessel.
- v. To row; to propel with oars.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle at one end and a broad blade at the other. The part which rests in the rowlock is called the loom.
- n. An oarsman; a rower.
- n. An oarlike swimming organ of various invertebrates.
- v. To row.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To use an oar or oars; row.
- To propel by or as by rowing.
- To traverse by or as by means of oars.
- To move or use as an oar.
- n. A long wooden implement used for propelling a boat, barge, or galley.
- n. In brewing, a blade or paddle with which the mash is stirred.
- n. In zoöl., an oar-like appendage of an animal used for swimming, as the leg or antenna of an insect or crustacean, one of the parapodia of annelids, etc.
- n. One who uses an oar; an oarsman; also, a waterman.
- n. An obsolete spelling of ore.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an implement used to propel or steer a boat
July 15, 2008 at 9:34 am excep teh wyte pantzes……..oar teh wyte shirtz…..oar oar oar
Each droplet of water that passes over my oar is as easily identifiable as a person, and the voice of the water is the call of a multitude, giving and taking names.
The singular form of retrices is rectrix which comes from the Latin word oar used to mean rower.
Also, to secure the oar from the weather (for I used it in mild breezes as a flagstaff on top of my pyramid from which to fly a flag I made me from one of my precious shirts) I contrived for it a covering of well-cured sealskins.
September 28th, 2005 at 9: 55 pm oar is great but on the show i think they did look nervous but thats pritty much how trhey always look when they are in concert what it kind of a bad so yea rock on
Also, to secure the oar from the weather (for I used it in mild breezes as a flagstaff top of my pyramid from which to fly a flag I made me from one of my precious shirts), I contrived for it a covering of well-cured sealskins.
A paddle, a sweep, or an oar, is called washee, and washee is also the verb.
We sat in the cockpit and discussed the details of our plan till eleven o'clock had passed, when we heard the rattle of an oar from the direction of the Ghost.
A little pleasure-boat was floating lazily about, impelled occasionally forward by the stroke of an oar from a youth, who with one companion of his own age, and an elderly man who sat abstractedly reading a book, formed the passengers of this tiny bark.
a sweep, or an oar, is called a washee, and washee is also the verb.