Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A man who rows, especially an expert in rowing; a rower.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who rows with an oar; a boatman; especially, one who rows for exercise or sport.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who uses, or is skilled in the use of, an oar; a rower.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A man who rows a boat, either alone or with others

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

  • noun someone who rows a boat

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Mr.R. C. Lehmann, best known as oarsman and boxer, but a fencer as well, came whenever he could.

    The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 2

  • As an oarsman, which is _not_ all gammon and spinach! "

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, October 15, 1892

  • 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?’

    The Silence

  • 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.

    Richard Bangs: The Pakistan Osama bin Laden Never Knew, Part 2

  • 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.

    Don Mankin: White Water Rafting And Fine Dining On The Rogue River

  • 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?’

    The Silence

  • 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.

    Richard Bangs: The Pakistan Osama bin Laden Never Knew, Part 2

  • 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.

    Richard Bangs: The Pakistan Osama bin Laden Never Knew

  • 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?’

    The Silence

  • 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.

    Richard Bangs: The Pakistan Osama bin Laden Never Knew

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