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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Oarlock \Oar"lock`\ ([=o]r"l[o^]k`), n. (Naut.),
The notch, fork, or other device on the gunwale of a boat, in
which the oar rests, and that holds the oar in place and acts
as a fulcrum for rowing. Certain oarlocks are designed for
use with oars having attached swivels, which insert into the
oarlock and provide a firm pivot. Same as Rowlock.
Syn: peg, pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the
oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing [syn: peg,
pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock, oarlock]
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