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Noun: rowlock  ró-luk
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: oarlock)
  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, oarlock [N. Amer]

Derived forms: rowlocks

Type of: holder

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

Encyclopedia: Rowlock