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[awrz-muh n, ohrz-] /ˈɔrz mən, ˈoʊrz-/
noun, plural oarsmen.
a person who rows a boat, especially a racing boat; rower.
Origin of oarsman
1695-1705; oar + 's1 + -man
Related forms
oarsmanship, noun Unabridged
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  • Although he's an actor in the story, an oarsman in his whale boat, his main job is that of a narrator and interpreter of events.
  • The lat ter, who is an oarsman of note, has only competed in two ice races and enjoys the distinction of having won them both.
British Dictionary definitions for oarsman


noun (pl) -men
a man who rows, esp one who rows in a racing boat
Derived Forms
oarsmanship, noun
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