Part of speech: noun

One who rows.

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Usage examples "oarsman":

  1. It was not long before the boys also gained the same place of safety, although before their arrival the oarsman had disappeared from sight. - "The Go Ahead Boys on Smugglers' Island", Ross Kay.
  2. There were three persons in it; an oarsman in the middle, whilst a man and woman sat at the stern. - "Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest", George Borrow.
  3. The only part of the boat that was entirely open or unprotected from the waves was the cockpit, or mid- section occupied by the oarsman. - "Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico", E. L. Kolb.