HyperDic: rowlock

English > 1 sense of the word rowlock:
NOUNartifactrowlock, peg, pin, thole, tholepin, oarlocka holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
English > rowlock: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing.
Synonymspeg, pin, thole, tholepin, oarlock
Part ofdinghy, dory, rowboatA small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
BroaderholderA holding device
Spanishescálamo, tolete
Catalanclavilla, piu

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