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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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We had to devise a strategy to capture this rowlock. I gently closed the doors to the house and shut the windows.
The dominant rowlock would walk around and forced the hens to the ground, get on top of their backs and tread them.
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With money left over, the RNLI decided to commission a model of the Robert and Susan accurate in every detail down to its oars and rowlocks.
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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The scale model of the lifeboat, named Robert and Susan, is complete in every detail, down to oars and rowlocks. It is being donated by its current owner, semi-retired banking consultant Peter Allsopp, to Newbiggin RNLI to become part of a planned maritime heritage centre.
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