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rowlock

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  • a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: oarlock, peg, pin, thole, tholepin
    source: wordnet30
  • A contrivance or arrangement serving as a fulcrum for an oar in rowing. It consists sometimes of a notch in the gunwale of a boat, sometimes of a pair of pins between which the oar rests on the edge of the gunwale, sometimes of a single pin passing through the oar, or of a metal fork or stirrup pivoted in the gunwale and suporting the oar. (noun)
    source: webster1913

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