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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
1870-1875
1870-75
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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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