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bow oar

[bou] /baʊ/
bow3 (def 4).
Origin of bow oar
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Frank took Tony's number, and the bow oar was appropriated to him.

    The Boat Club Oliver Optic
  • Tony took his place at the bow oar, and Frank in the stern-sheets.

    The Boat Club Oliver Optic
  • The bow oar was a staunch and steady rower, but he was human.

    A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Our hero was one of the first to leap into her, and he pulled the bow oar.

    Lost in the Forest R.M. Ballantyne
  • I was bow oar, and I found that I could hold my own with the rest of the crew.

    Swept Out to Sea

    W. Bertram Foster
  • I named mine Edith, after my mother, and took Sandy for bow oar.

  • This is the way I learned to row, came the retort from the bow oar.

    The Eight-Oared Victors

    Lester Chadwick
  • Young Tom Campbell, of the Ellermore family, was her bow oar.

    The Wizard's Son, Vol. 2(of 3) Margaret Oliphant
  • The man at the bow oar was Marvin Pike, who pulled a splendid stroke.

    Sheila of Big Wreck Cove James A. Cooper
  • Come, I will take the bow oar if you will find me an oilskin coat.

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman

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