oar

Part of speech: verb

To propel with an oar; use as an oar.

Part of speech: noun

A bladed wooden implement for propelling a boat.

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Usage examples "oar":

  1. He bent to the oar, his boat rushed through the waves, and as he came one way, that white face moved steadily from the shore. - "Mabel's Mistake", Ann S. Stephens.
  2. He saw the man start up and raise an oar as if to strike. - "O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921", Various.
  3. He cast aside his oar- threw off his coat and hat; worked an instant without avail at his wet clinging boots, and with a leap was in the water, swimming towards the spot where the cabin had gone down. - "At Fault", Kate Chopin.