What is another word for oar?

Pronunciation: [ˈɔː] (IPA)

The term oar refers to a long, narrow piece of wood or metal, which is used for rowing a boat or a small watercraft. Synonyms for this term include paddle, rowing paddle, sweep, scull, and blade. Each term refers to slightly different types of oar or rowing tools, such as paddles, which tend to have shorter handles and wider blades, making them ideal for guiding larger boats or balancing oneself in shallower waters. Sweeps, on the other hand, have wider blades and longer handles for generating more power in deeper waters. Sculls are narrower than other oars and are often used in competitive rowing races.

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Usage examples for Oar

The effect of refraction is seen when an oar is thrust into the water and looks as if it were bent.
"Lectures in Navigation"
Ernest Gallaudet Draper
He it was who first taught her to hold an oar; and, seated beside him, she first learned to steer a "corragh" through the wild waves of the Atlantic.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
So excited were the Eskimos that they could hardly pull an oar.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Oar

  • There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water.
    Kate Chopin
  • Two such as you with such a master speed, cannot be parted nor be swept away, from one another once you are agreed, that life is only life forevermore, together wing to wing and oar to oar.
    Robert Frost
  • I don't believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them.
    Harold S. Geneen
  • A straight oar looks bent in the water. What matters is not merely that we see things but how we see them.
    Michel de Montaigne
  • There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love - every man works his oar voluntarily!
    Saint Francis de Sales

Related words: oar rowing, oar types, sweep oar, scull oar, oar length, oar blade, oar rack

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