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Definition of Oar

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long pole with a wide flat end that is used to propel a boat, paddle; oar-like implement; oarsman
move a boat through the use of oars, row
Oar Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t. & i.)
To row.
An oarsman; a rower; as, he is a good oar.
An oarlike swimming organ of various invertebrates.
An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle at one end and a broad blade at the other. The part which rests in the rowlock is called the loom.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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cock (zo?l), the water rail. [prov. eng.]..
see oar

  similar words(7) 

 to put in one`s oar 
 to feather an oar 
 bow oar 
 oar cock 
 to double-bank an oar 
 laboring oar 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
rámh, maide
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Rhwyf = n. what impels; ambition; a ruler; an oar
Shakespeare Words
to row as with oars
Australian Slang
not to have full intelligence; be stupid or moronic
WordNet 2.0

1. an implement used to propel or steer a boat
(hypernym) implement
(hyponym) paddle, boat paddle
(part-meronym) blade, vane
Oar Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Ohio Art Company (The)
Exchange: AMEX
Manufactures, distributes and sells toys, and plastic and lithographic metal items such as parts for automobile trim, lithographed metal serving trays, replica metal signs, film canisters and decorative cans.
Oar Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff operation plans assessment report
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
International Relations and Security Acronyms
Open Action Report
Oar Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of handling oars, portends disappointments for you, inasmuch as you will sacrifice your own pleasure for the comfort of others.

To lose an oar, denotes vain efforts to carry out designs satisfactorily.

A broken oar represents interruption in some anticipated pleasure.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Oar Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
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U.F.O. Related Terminology and Acronyms
Office of Atmospheric Research (NOAA)
Oceanographic, Meteorologal & Climatologal abbreviations and acronyms
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research [> NOAA]
Oar Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An oar is a tool used for rowing a boat

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An oar is an implement used for water-borne propulsion. Oars have a flat blade at one end. Oarsmen grasp the oar at the other end. The difference between oars and paddles are that paddles are held by the paddler, and are not connected with the vessel. Oars generally are connected to the vessel by means of rowlocks or tholes which transmit the applied force to the boat. In this system (known as a second class lever) the water is the fulcrum.

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Oar Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Oar Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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the U.S. federal agency responsible for coordinating AIDS research done by various federal departments, institutes and agencies.
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