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Meaning of "oarlock" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OARLOCK

oarlock  [ˈɔːˌlɒk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OARLOCK

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Oarlock is a noun.
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WHAT DOES OARLOCK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oarlock

Rowlock

A rowlock UK /ˈrɒlək/ or oarlock is a brace that attaches an oar to a boat. When a boat is rowed, the rowlock acts as a fulcrum, and, in doing so, the propulsive force that the rower exerts on the water with the oar is transferred to the boat by the thrust force exerted on the rowlock. On ordinary rowing craft, the rowlocks are attached to the gunwales. In the sport of rowing, the rowlocks are attached to outriggers, which project from the boat and provide greater leverage. In sport rowing, the rowlocks are normally U-shaped and attached to a vertical pin which allows the rowlock to pivot around the pin during the rowing stroke. They additionally have a locking mechanism across the top of the "U" to prevent the oar from unintentionally popping out of the rowlock. Originally rowlocks were two wooden posts or thole pins that the shaft of the oar nestled between.

Definition of oarlock in the English dictionary

The definition of oarlock in the dictionary is a swivelling device attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds an oar in place and acts as a fulcrum during rowing Also called: rowlock.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OARLOCK


airlock
ˈɛəˌlɒk
antilock
ˈæntɪˌlɒk
deadlock
ˈdɛdˌlɒk
fetlock
ˈfɛtˌlɒk
flintlock
ˈflɪntˌlɒk
forelock
ˈfɔːˌlɒk
genlock
ˈdʒɛnˌlɒk
gridlock
ˈɡrɪdˌlɒk
hammerlock
ˈhæməˌlɒk
headlock
ˈhɛdˌlɒk
hemlock
ˈhɛmˌlɒk
lovelock
ˈlʌvˌlɒk
matchlock
ˈmætʃˌlɒk
Matlock
ˈmætˌlɒk
overlock
ˈəʊvəˌlɒk
padlock
ˈpædˌlɒk
sherlock
ˈʃɜːˌlɒk
Shylock
ˈʃaɪˌlɒk
warlock
ˈwɔːˌlɒk
ziplock
ˈzɪpˌlɒk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OARLOCK

oanshagh
OAP
OAPEC
oar
oarage
oared
oarfish
oarless
oarlike
oarsman
oarsmanship
oarsmen
oarswoman
oarweed
oary
OAS
oases
oasis
oast

WORDS THAT END LIKE OARLOCK

block
building block
bullock
carlock
charlock
clock
digital clock
earlock
eight o´clock
fetterlock
flock
interlock
lock
o´clock
on the block
overclock
the clock
unblock
unlock
white charlock

Synonyms and antonyms of oarlock in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oarlock» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OARLOCK

Find out the translation of oarlock to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oarlock from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oarlock» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

桨架
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oarlock
570 millions of speakers

English

oarlock
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

oarlock
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

oarlock
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уключина
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oarlock
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

oarlike
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tolet
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Seperti biasa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dolle
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オール受け
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

oarlock
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kaya
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cọc chèo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

oarlike
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओअरसारखे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oarlike
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scalmo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oarlock
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кочетах
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oarlock
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σκαρμού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

roeispaan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

årtull
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

keip
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oarlock

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OARLOCK»

The term «oarlock» is normally little used and occupies the 121.075 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OARLOCK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oarlock

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OARLOCK»

Discover the use of oarlock in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oarlock and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Rowing News
Step 4: Oarlock Height When you sit in a boat, the first thing that you usually notice is the handle height. If you row club boats, you know that some boat feel " high" and others "low". This can be due both to the size of the boat relative to your  ...
2
Rowing News
stands are 1/2-inch in diameter — the same size as many sculling oarlock pins. I simply put blue bushings in a pair of Concept2 oarlocks and slid the oarlocks over the top tubes of the cymbal stands. One of the best ways for you to use your  ...
3
Skillful Rowing
If a blade has too much pitch, more than 7°, the blade will wash out at the finish; too little pitch, less than 4°, causes the blade too dive deep. Sternward pitch is a fore-and-aft measurement usually taken at the oarlock but it must be kept in mind  ...
Edward McNeely, Marlene Royle, 2002
4
Lessons from My Good Old Boat
For children and rowing novices,the U-shaped,or horn oarlock,with a pin through the oar, sometimes called the North River horn oarlock, is the most common and easy to use. (The term “horn” is usually applied to U-shaped oarlocks, which ...
Donald Launer, 2007
5
Self Sufficient Sailor 2nd edition
This hole should easily accommodate the stem of your oarlock. With some G clamps and plywood protectors, clamp or lash the temporary oarlock socket securely onto the taffrail, or the stern pulpit. This gives you an adjustable oarlock socket ...
Lin and Larry Pardey
6
Rowing Faster
Increase oarlock height. • Enlarge splashboard (wave breakers). One substantially taller athlete in the crew. • Increase inboard and outboard for this rower (always together, where 1 cm inboard relates to 2 cm outboard). • Increase footstretcher ...
Volker Nolte, 2011
7
Cruising World
l_. 2". l .,. Lr= 6'. —q'—l_. y— 14 oar , Lay out the shape of the blade and shaft and cut as shown. if 4'10" l 5'/2" Li 4! T Scarf joint should face up when you are sculling so it doesn't chafe on the oarlock.
8
Blender 3d Basics
Find the directory that you stored the oarlock in, or you can use 69o7_06_ Oarlock5 .blend from the download pack. Select the file with LMB. Object from the next menu. and then select Oarlock from the final menu. Press Link/Append from the ...
Gordon Fisher, 2012
9
Cruising World
No discussion about oars and rowing would be complete without at least mentioning the Great East/West Oarlock Controversy. Most West Coast sailors we know use non-feathering (fixed) oarlocks, the kind that are attached permanently to the ...
10
Popular Science
The POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY combination boat being rowed, and, at right , the seat and one oarlock ^fitting QARLOCKS to our Oailboat-iVlo tor boat By WILLIAM JACKSON POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY'S combination ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OARLOCK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oarlock is used in the context of the following news items.
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Technique Feature - Reducing Check
... need to be more aware of how to reduce this pressure and still get the blade into the water so that we are able to get pressure on the oarlock, ... «row2k.com, Jun 15»
2
Art shows on New Bedford's waterfront open with Saturday event
Mark Phelan said he created “Oarlock” as a reflection of New Bedford, a city the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth graduate student ... «SouthCoastToday.com, May 15»
3
A 1935 flood tragedy
Though in 1935 boats of any kind were rare in Southwest Nebraska, from somewhere they secured a rowboat, and despite breaking oarlock ... «McCook Daily Gazette, May 15»
4
Captain Kidd's Treasure Plucked From Shipwreck -- 110-Pound …
That wreckage had treasure of its own of the historical kind: a large metal oarlock, ballast stones, burned wood, bottle of rum, and shards of ... «The Inquisitr, May 15»
5
Owning a piece of history: Company replicates vintage guideboats
The existence of crosswork on the oarlock straps is an indication that this was a boat built for gentrified summering use rather than haulage, ... «Palm Beach Daily News, Apr 15»
6
Idaho History: Shoshone Falls was spectacular – and sometimes …
In July 1887 the paper noted that Bert Jett, the ferryman, had a narrow escape when an oarlock broke and he nearly went over the falls. «The Idaho Statesman, Apr 15»
7
Stranded at sea? Follow this 7-step extreme survival guide
Tie one end of a rope to something secure in the middle of the boat, like an oarlock. Toss the free end of the rope up onto the hull. Crawl onto ... «wtkr.com, Apr 15»
8
Spring Fun in Alexandria & Mount Vernon
Experience with sailing and rowing, as well as serving in the Navy sparked his interest in different oarlock types, led to collecting them, ... «Virginia Connection Newspapers, Mar 15»
9
Rowing still satisfies my boating impulse
But don't be surprised to see any future Bruun small boat upgrades sporting unobtrusive oarlock holders. Green River shuttle changes hands. «Jackson Hole News&Guide, Mar 15»
10
Onondaga County business certificates: March 4 to 10
CJC Judgment & Paralegal Services, 240 Oarlock Circle, East Syracuse, Christa Jean Centolella, 23 Wright Ave., Auburn. Affordable Clothing ... «Syracuse.com, Mar 15»

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