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a swivelling device attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds an oar in place and acts as a fulcrum during rowing
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
A brick laid on its edge so that its end face is visible; one ring of a rowlock arch.
A U-shaped fitting with shank or socket attachment to the gunwale of a boat, through which an oar is swung.
rowlock, rolok, rollock
1. A brick laid on its edge so that its end is visible.
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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.
Halfway across the lake, one of the oarlocks
broke, and we looked at each other with sunken disbelief.
Going downwind, there is "no noise at all except the creak of the brass oarlocks
I'm going to put the oars into the oarlocks
and begin to row across The Sound.