sliding seat

sliding seat

noun
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:
1870–75

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sliding seat
 
n
rowing a seat that slides forwards and backwards with the oarsman, lengthening his stroke

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