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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She even pinched her thumb in the rowing-machine, which is the zenith of inexpertness.

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  • For all we know they may have been practicing on the rowing-machine in their gym.

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  • The rowing-machine is probably the most beneficial form of mechanical home exercise that is likely to be followed faithfully.

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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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