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sliding seat

noun
1.
a rower's seat that rides on wheels in metal tracks fastened to the boat's frame, allowing the seat to slide back and forth, thereby tapping the rower's leg strength to maximize the stroke.
Origin of sliding seat
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • As a second advantage, the sliding seat decidedly relieves the abdominal muscles and respiratory organs during the recovery.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • This is practically the sort of curve described by the head or shoulders of an oarsman who rows upon a sliding seat.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • Do not try to force down your legs and flatten the knees as if you were rowing on a sliding seat.

    Rowing Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  • The recovery on a sliding seat is not quite the counterpart of that on a fixed seat.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • Sliding on the seat had been practised long before the sliding seat was invented, but only to a modified extent.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • If you have no longer brain power enough even for the sliding seat, walk—walk fast—go out to the top of the Gogs and back again.

  • Meantime in America the sliding seat had been better known, but had not been appreciated.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
British Dictionary definitions for sliding seat

sliding seat

noun
1.
(rowing) a seat that slides forwards and backwards with the oarsman, lengthening his stroke
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