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Synonyms for oarlock

a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

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the oarlock sinking in the water And the boat's stutter and glide
Water dripped from the little man at the oars, but he kept on rowing until another giant wave tore the oars from the oarlocks.
Boat whose prow is colored gold, oarlocks wrought from
First, you slip the oars into the round oarlocks or, if you're good, those U-shaped locks.
Seat and Footboards will be Hallock Wood duly Painted, The Boat provided with 2 Oarlocks and Wooden Oars.
Normally, they would have bludgeoned her between the oarlocks and the stern while her bulk was in the sea but she'd come from beneath them and drifted forward and then, in her wrath, threatened to crack the hull with her thrashings.
Rowing carefully with muffled oarlocks, at early daybreak Barry's meager forces silently slid alongside two heavily-laden British transports.
Nick heard the oarlocks of the other boat quite a way ahead of them in the mist.
A pair of hardwood blocks were glued and screwed to the deck amidships and directly "above the center frame to solidly support a pair of oarlocks.