Definition of Sweep oar

1. Noun. A long oar used in an open boat.

Exact synonyms: Sweep
Generic synonyms: Oar



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweep Oar

sweed
sweeing
sweel
sweeled
sweeling
sweels
sweeney
sweeneys
sweenies
sweeny
sweep-second
sweep aside
sweep away
sweep hand
sweep oar (current term)
sweep off
sweep out
sweep over
sweep someone off their feet
sweep something under the carpet
sweep something under the rug
sweep the board
sweep through
sweep under the rug
sweep up
sweepage
sweepages
sweepback
sweepbacks

Literary usage of Sweep oar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Book of Athletics by Paul Withington (1914)
"A man may be a first-class sweep oar and yet be unable to make any headway as a sculler, and while there are scullers of note who for one reason or another ..."

2. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1836)
"... a sweep oar, proper to manage. The anchor in the boat weighed 900lbs. The boat was steered towards the north shore, and on arriving off Crawley's wharf, ..."

3. Practical Rowing with Scull and Sweep by Eugene Abraham Darling, Arthur Wesselhoeft Stevens (1906)
"This makes a shorter body swing back possible, and even allows the sculler to do what in the sweep oar would be called meeting. Only here it is not meeting ..."

4. The Century by Bim Sherman (1899)
"... shot away one second before the collision was due, and went pirouetting down-stream. The crew worked a great sweep-oar rigged at the bow to keep the ..."

5. The Hive of "The Bee-hunter": A Repository of Sketches, Including Peculiar by Thomas Bangs Thorpe (1854)
"... says he, ' Captain, if that ar fellow at the sweep (oar) (fellow meant me)' said he ' Captain, if that ar fellow at the sweep don't bear on harder, ..."

6. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1901)
"But the favorite was the Schenectady boat, a broad and shallow scow some fifty feet in length, steered by a sweep oar of forty feet, and pushed up stream by ..."

7. The Book of Athletics by Paul Withington (1914)
"A man may be a first-class sweep oar and yet be unable to make any headway as a sculler, and while there are scullers of note who for one reason or another ..."

8. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1836)
"... a sweep oar, proper to manage. The anchor in the boat weighed 900lbs. The boat was steered towards the north shore, and on arriving off Crawley's wharf, ..."

9. Practical Rowing with Scull and Sweep by Eugene Abraham Darling, Arthur Wesselhoeft Stevens (1906)
"This makes a shorter body swing back possible, and even allows the sculler to do what in the sweep oar would be called meeting. Only here it is not meeting ..."

10. The Century by Bim Sherman (1899)
"... shot away one second before the collision was due, and went pirouetting down-stream. The crew worked a great sweep-oar rigged at the bow to keep the ..."

11. The Hive of "The Bee-hunter": A Repository of Sketches, Including Peculiar by Thomas Bangs Thorpe (1854)
"... says he, ' Captain, if that ar fellow at the sweep (oar) (fellow meant me)' said he ' Captain, if that ar fellow at the sweep don't bear on harder, ..."

12. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1901)
"But the favorite was the Schenectady boat, a broad and shallow scow some fifty feet in length, steered by a sweep oar of forty feet, and pushed up stream by ..."

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