[awrz-muh n, ohrz-]
- a person who rows a boat, especially a racing boat; rower.
Origin of oarsman
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Examples from the Web for oarsmen
An 1882 travel guide calls it “a good place for oarsmen and campers to picnic,” with a hotel called the White Cross.The Isle Where the Rolling Stones Began
September 5, 2014
The tribute was originally designed as a revenue source to pay the wages of the oarsmen who kept the Persians away.Persian Fire and Rubicon (Full)
September 23, 2012
Neither may they imitate smiths or other artificers, or oarsmen, or boatswains, or the like?The Republic
These are a spearman, who is also a captain, a pilot, and two oarsmen.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
The boat was tossed fearfully by the waves as the oarsmen rowed it along.Rollo on the Atlantic
The oarsmen stop, in hopes he will order the boat to return to shore.
And the two oarsmen pulled with all their might to get out as far as possible.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII.
Guy de Maupassant
- a man who rows, esp one who rows in a racing boat