Oar meaning

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The definition of an oar is a paddle with a long handle and a flat blade used to row or steer a boat.

An example of an oar is one of two paddles used in a rowboat.

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A long, thin, usually wooden pole with a blade at one end, used to row or steer a boat.
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A person who rows a boat, especially in a race.
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To propel with or as if with oars or an oar.
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To traverse with or as if with oars or an oar.

An hour to oar the strait.

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To move forward by or as if by rowing.

Oared strongly across the finish line.

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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.
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A person who uses an oar; rower.
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To row.
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Original aspect ratio.
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put one's oar in
  • To meddle.
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rest on one's oars
  • To stop to rest or relax, as from satisfaction over past achievements.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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