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oarsman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oarsman someone who rows a boat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Oarsman One who uses, or is skilled in the use of, an oar; a rower. "At the prow of the boat, rose one of the oarsmen ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n oarsman One who rows with an oar; a boatman; especially, one who rows for exercise or sport.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Oarsman one who rows with an oar
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ár.

Usage

In literature:

The oarsman was evidently in haste to get away.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
Si Peters was a tall overgrown youth of eighteen, and was generally considered to be the best oarsman on the lake.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
She flew in like a swallow, the oarsman coat off and dripping, and evidently royally content.
"Margarita's Soul" by Ingraham Lovell
Yet Herbert, as the best oarsman there and also as the loyal friend of the missing lad, assumed the place Alfy would not take.
"Dorothy on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
Even then the task was difficult, for Jones was not an expert oarsman.
"The Island House" by F. M. Holmes
You must be a pretty sort of an oarsman!
"The Associate Hermits" by Frank R. Stockton
He is the slackest oarsman, the laziest punkawala and the worst whip east of Suez.
"Pan-Islam" by George Wyman Bury
The stroke oarsman hesitated, although the others tried to pick up the stroke.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
I objected, being but an indifferent oarsman.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
You are an oarsman, I know.
"Robinetta" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The passengers then made the oarsman row them, one to S. Niccolo, one to S. Giorgio, and the third was rowed back to the Piazza.
"The Venetian School of Painting" by Evelyn March Phillipps
Thirty yards distant, at the water's edge, the oarsman was beaching the dingey.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Sherm had spent one summer near Lake Michigan and was a better oarsman than Ernest.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
There were three persons in it; an oarsman in the middle, whilst a man and woman sat at the stern.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
His post chanced to be in a somewhat sheltered spot, and thus gave him an opportunity to become a good oarsman.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Row away bravely, my bold oarsman, row away bravely!
"Weird Tales, Vol. II." by E. T. A. Hoffmann
The oarsman ran the nose of the boat on the beach and remained where he was.
"My Brave and Gallant Gentleman" by Robert Watson
Dan himself was an expert oarsman and every stroke in the race was made to tell.
"The Battleship Boys' First Step Upward" by Frank Gee Patchin
After a ten-mile pull on the river, a shandygaff of Bass and champagne is comforting to the oarsman.
"The Truth About Tristrem Varick" by Edgar Saltus
Behind the latter, like a picture in its frame, stood Bacon on a little white-draped dais impersonating a Yale oarsman.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
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In poetry:

Till Ambition comes, an oarsman dark,
A stern, deceptive oarsman dark,
And takes possession of the bark,
And rows blindly on.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
There it eddied as if it would be still,
And the oarsman, infirm and ill,
Furled his sails, surrendered his will,
And crossed his oars.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Here, where youth's border land appears,
The gallant oarsman drops his fears,
And, king-like, o'er the floods he rears
His stately head.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Yonder to the kiosk, beside the creek,
Paddle the swift caique.
Thou brawny oarsman with the sunburnt cheek,
Quick! for it soothes my heart to hear the Bulbul speak.
"The Caique" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Bath oarsman wins drift boat race on Androscoggin River.
A Thai oarsman gestures on a royal barge during the Royal Barge Procession on the.
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