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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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The rowlock had to be caught without it making any noises.
He got a sheet and when the rowlock flew up, it was trapped.
The dominant rowlock would walk around and forced the hens to the ground, get on top of their backs and tread them.
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.
He showed me where the oars were stored and the brass rowlocks that fitted onto the boat so that the oars could be moved about in the water.
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This might explain why Blair makes such a rowlocks of running the place.
It is well known that I am an expert in practically everything and I think that all these scares are a load of rowlocks.
That is just sooooo rowlocks ( the anger has just gone underground.
Now you are going to tell me that it is a wonderful demonstration of human endeavour and stamina ( what a load of rowlocks.