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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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All have a high freeboard for safety, and each seat is a separate mould and hand laid, all have rubber gunwales, rowlocks and tow ring.
The oars are usually attached to a thole or rowlock (also sometimes referred to as a rigger) on the gunnel.
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That is just sooooo rowlocks ( the anger has just gone underground.