[roh-lok; for 3 also Nautical rol-uhk, ruhl-]
Architecture. one of several concentric rings of masonry forming an arch.
a brick laid on edge, especially as a header. Compare soldier ( def 7 ).
Chiefly British, oarlock.
Also, rollock (for defs 1, 2).

1740–50; variant of oarlock; see row2 Unabridged
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rowlock (ˈrɒlək)
Usual US and Canadian word: oarlock a swivelling device attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds an oar in place and acts as a fulcrum during rowing

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Example sentences
The hip roof is covered with asphalt shingle and has a deeply molded wooden
  cornice over one course of rowlock.
Another course of brick in rowlock defines a water table.
Three courses of rowlock brick are between the blocks and the stylized keystone.
The wall plane itself is developed as a frame for the limestone panels, made of
  courses of rowlock brick.
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