oar oar  /ˈɔr/


  • (n) an implement used to propel or steer a boat


  1. On the way to America, aboard one of three ships that would land at Jamestown, one passenger seemed to grate on the rest like a splintered oar.
  2. At Eton, Anthony played a straight bat and pulled a respectable oar; then, like so many of Britain's public-school boys of his day, he went off to fight in Flanders.
  3. Two weeks later, pieces of a raft, a life vest, a broken oar washed up on Florida beaches.


  • Experiencing National Learn to Row Day firsthand a challenge

    ALPLAUS —The 12th annual National Learn to Row Day sponsored by USRowing and Concept2 was held on June 1, and for the first time since I began covering rowing I pulled on an oar and took part in the sport I have written about.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Saratogian

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  1. "We're just going to see if we can get the ship going in the right direction," said Agnew, the coach of the Blue Jackets' top affiliate at Syracuse for six seasons before becoming an assistant this year. "Everybody's got to grab an oar and...
    on Nov 14, 2006 By: Gary Agnew Source: USA Today

  2. "I knew Jack from the years I played in Toronto," Regan said in a recent interview. "We became pretty good friends along the way and stayed in touch. When I heard about the NHL expanding, I put my oar in the water with Jack before anybody...
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: Larry Regan Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "All the managers seem to be coming out with little things," Ferguson said. "I see even Neil Warnock threw his oar in yesterday. I know Jose has come out and said things this week but we expected that. He is the last person who should be...
    on Mar 2, 2007 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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