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Definition of oar:

  1. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle at one end and a broad blade at the other. The part which rests in the rowlock is called the loom.
  2. An oarlike swimming organ of various invertebrates.
  3. An oarsman; a rower; as, he is a good oar.
  4. To row.

Synonyms:

scull, sculler, blade, anchor, buoy, bollard, life preserver, flotation device, paddle, sweep, inboard motor, lifebelt, rower, ballast, life jacket.

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