oarlock :

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

  • Against an oarlock, maybe yes, but a drop of cod liver squeezings .
  • Her right leg was impaled on a sharp Swiss oarlock.
  • One Japanese masseur received a twelve-year suspension for prescribing a forbidden herbal remedy, and a sheared oarlock gate on a French eight-oar boat showed all the marks .

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