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rowing machine

[roh-ing] /ˈroʊ ɪŋ/
an exercise machine having a mechanism with two oarlike handles, foot braces, and a sliding seat, allowing the user to go through the motions of rowing in a racing shell.
Origin of rowing machine
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
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Examples from the web for rowing machine
  • The latest fitness craze of the stars is part mountain bike and part rowing machine.
  • At home on weekends, he crews a rowing machine for half-hour stretches.
  • The fitness center has a treadmill, rowing machine, stationary bicycle and elliptical machine.
  • Each individual's wheelchair was secured in the location where the rowing machine seat would normally be located.
British Dictionary definitions for rowing machine

rowing machine

a device with oars and a sliding seat resembling a sculling boat, used to provide exercise
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