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sliding seat

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
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • It is often remarked that the ‘times’ performed by sliding-seat crews are not glaringly superior to those of fixed-seat annals.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • They then launch a sliding-seat Eight and practise for the Class races at the beginning of May.

    Rowing Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
British Dictionary definitions for sliding-seat

sliding seat

(rowing) a seat that slides forwards and backwards with the oarsman, lengthening his stroke
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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