What is another word for tholepin?

41 synonyms found


[ thˈə͡ʊlpɪn], [ thˈə‍ʊlpɪn], [ t_h_ˈəʊ_l_p_ɪ_n]

Tholepin, also known as "oarlock" is a device which holds the oar in place while rowing. Though few synonyms exist for this specific word, several terms can be used to describe this type of mechanism including "rowlock," "gudgeon," and "peg." Sometimes tholepins can be referred to as "oar collars," "oarlocks," or "oar sockets." More generally, the term "paddle" might be used instead of "oar," while the corresponding mechanism holding the paddle in place could be called a "paddle lock" or "paddle holder." Regardless of the specific term, these devices are essential for effective rowing and paddling, preventing the oar or paddle from slipping out of position while propelling a boat in the water.

Synonyms for Tholepin:

What are the hypernyms for Tholepin?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    rigging, Boat Accessory, Boat Gear, marine equipment, nautical equipment.

Usage examples for Tholepin

But for answer he merely stared at her, and a moment later his starboard oar snapped its tholepin like a carrot, and hurled him back over his thwart as the boat ran alongside the Albemarle's ladder.
"Hetty Wesley"
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

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