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rowlock

a swivelling device attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds an oar in place and acts as a fulcrum during rowing

rowlock

1. A brick laid on its edge so that its end is exposed; used on a sloping window sill, or to cap a low brick wall. See also: Brick
2.
A brick laid on its edge so that its end face is visible; one ring of a rowlock arch.

rowlock

[′rō‚läk]
(naval architecture)
A U-shaped fitting with shank or socket attachment to the gunwale of a boat, through which an oar is swung.

rowlock, rolok, rollock

rowlock
1. A brick laid on its edge so that its end is visible.
2. One ring of a rowlock arch.
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Halfway across the lake, one of the oarlocks broke, and we looked at each other with sunken disbelief.
8 brass wood screws Plastic resin glue 1 gallon urethane floor enamel A pair of oarlocks LENGTHS FOR 1 1/8" LUMBER Chines: two 10' Gunwales: two 10' Bottom supports: two 109", two 100" Strips for gussets: eight 5" Seat slats: nine 84" Seat supports: two 11" Bow: 26", 21", 13" and two 17" Midship: 42", 38" and two 17" Stern: 37", 31" and two 17"
Dentist Jim didn't notice that it was back in the oarlock, however, until we were through the rapid and rotating in an eddy.
All the crouched effort, creak of oarlocks, odor of sweat, sound of waters running against us was transcended: your gaze held as we crossed.
Four weather-bent, russetcolored structures with white trim--two cabins, a shed, and an ice house--cluster on a little forest-enveloped bench on the right bank, seeming as natural there as the creak of oarlocks.
Nick "heard the oarlocks of the other boat quite a way ahead of them" (67), but he does not hear any conversation between Uncle George and the Indian rower.
Seat and Footboards will be Hallock Wood duly Painted, The Boat provided with 2 Oarlocks and Wooden Oars.
That's right," she said, her old lady's voice like the creak of oarlocks out on the bay in the first breath of dawn, "Mrs.
She fitted the oarlocks and rowed him to his kibanda.
PuddleDuck can be rowed, but for adequate leverage you will have to build a pair of outriggers on each side to move the oarlocks a foot or more outboard the hull.
We encounter the full effect of this creative tension in the opening passage when we read: "Nick heard the oarlocks of the other boat quite a way ahead of them in the mist.