verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of oar
Examples from the Web for oar
Their ineptitude required the seaman to abandon his post at the tiller and man an oar himself.The Titanic’s Haute Heroine: The Countess of Rothes|Elizabeth Kaye|April 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
By changing the course of his own boat, Don Camillo soon found himself within an oar's length of the other.The Bravo|J. Fenimore Cooper
The sea, also, at every stroke of the oar shone as with the light of myriads of glowworms.Louis Spohr's Autobiography|Louis Spohr
Ruth slipped into the bow seat with her oar, and Uncle Jabez took stroke.Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies|Alice B. Emerson
Word Origin for oar
Old English ar "oar," from Proto-Germanic *airo (cf. Old Norse ar, Danish aare, Swedish åra), of unknown origin; perhaps related to Latin remus "oar," Greek eretes "rower," eretmos "oar."
see put one's oar in.