Oar Definition

ôr
oars
noun
A long pole with a broad blade at one end, held in place by an oarlock and used in pairs to row a boat: a single oar is sometimes used in steering a boat.
Webster's New World
A person who uses an oar; rower.
Webster's New World
verb
To row.
Webster's New World
To propel with or as if with oars or an oar.
American Heritage
To traverse with or as if with oars or an oar.
An hour to oar the strait.
American Heritage
To move forward by or as if by rowing.
Oared strongly across the finish line.
American Heritage
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abbreviation
Original aspect ratio.
Wiktionary
idiom
put one's oar in
  • to meddle
Webster's New World
rest on one's oars
  • to stop to rest or relax, as from satisfaction over past achievements
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Oar

Noun

Singular:
oar
Plural:
oars

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Oar

  • put one's oar in
  • rest on one's oars

Origin of Oar

  • Middle English or from Old English ār

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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