What does the word oar mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Kate Chopin