row-lock

rowlock

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


Origin:
1740–50; variant of oarlock; see row2

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rowlock (ˈrɒlək)
 
n
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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