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stroke oar

noun, Rowing.
the oar nearest to the stern of the boat.
stroke1 (def 14c).
Origin of stroke oar
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Bill Hardy was rowing the stroke oar, and did the questioning.

    A Final Reckoning G. A. Henty
  • Phyllis, as stroke oar, was not expected to know what was happening.

    Madge Morton's Secret

    Amy D. V. Chalmers
  • He did not say: 'I have always pulled the stroke oar, and I am not going to be second.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

    Alexander Maclaren
  • You will take the time from the stroke oar, and pull with it all the time.

    The Boat Club Oliver Optic
  • As he turned he got a glimpse of the stroke oar of the Atalanta.

    A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Keep in line with Fred, because he's the stroke oar, you know.

    Fred Fenton on the Crew Allen Chapman
  • "It was a tidy jump up, any way you put it," said the stroke oar.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan
  • First of all the professor chose Celia Prime 162 for stroke oar.

    The Girls of Central High Gertrude W. Morrison
  • She picked her way across the thwart to where Kinney sat at the stroke oar.

    Once Upon A Time Richard Harding Davis
  • “There is a better place a few yards further on,” said Big Otter, who pulled the stroke oar.

    The Big Otter R.M. Ballantyne

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