Definition of Oarlocks

1. Noun. (plural of oarlock) ¹



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Definition of Oarlocks

1. oarlock [n] - See also: oarlock

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oarlocks

oar
oar blade
oar blades
oarage
oarages
oared
oarfish
oarfishes
oari-
oarier
oariest
oaring
oarless
oarlike
oarlock
oarlocks (current term)
oars
oarsman
oarsmanship
oarsmanships
oarsmen
oarswoman
oarswomen
oarweed
oarweeds
oary
oases
oasification
oasis
oasislike

Literary usage of Oarlocks

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1. The Service of Coast Artillery by Frank Thomas Hines, Franklin Wilmer Ward (1910)
"The small-boat detachments place in their respective boats the necessary oars, oarlocks, life preservers, buckets, and heaving lines. ..."

2. Andersonville Diary by John L. Ransom (2003)
"1 went when everything was ready, and muffled the oars and oarlocks, with a sentinel within twenty feet of me. The boat lay in the river, near the gas- ..."

3. Safety of Navigation on Water: Hearing[s] Before a Subcommittee of the by United States Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce (1912)
"Lifeboat equipment: Each lifeboat shall be equipped with— (b) An efficient rudder, a full complement of oars and oarlocks properly attached and two spare ..."

4. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, John Albert Macy, Annie Sullivan (1905)
"I use oars with leather bands, which keep them in position in the oarlocks, and I know by the resistance of the water when the oars are evenly poised. ..."

5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1906)
"Finally, however, the last knot was tied and Roy, blowing out the lantern, slid into one of the Ferry Hill boats and slipped oars into oarlocks. ..."

6. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1896)
"The cutters and whale boats might be of the same length, provided with suitable detaching apparatus, and built with oarlocks low enough for boys. ..."

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