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Noun: oarlock  'or,lók
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: rowlock)
  1. A holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
    - peg, pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock [Brit]

Derived forms: oarlocks

Type of: holder

Part of: dinghy, dory, rowboat [N. Amer], rowing boat [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Oarlock