How to use oars in a sentence
The turbulent waters caused one of his oars to crack, which—without a motor or a sail—can be severely detrimental to his voyage.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother|Justin Jones|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Near the banks, the water is shallow and her palm frond oars propel her.
It is clear to you that she intends to use the staves as oars.
Knife and fork push against one another rhythmically on the plate, like oars on a boat.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’|Bee Wilson|October 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We steadied the boat with the oars, and I thought we were doing real good.
They were provided with sails and twelve oars each, and a falconet, or small brass cannon.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
About the same time it was discovered that the boats had neither oars, nor rudders, nor supplies of food.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
The boatmen sang in deep and almost tragic voices as they plied the enormous oars.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
The six men pulled with a long stroke, their oars dipping along the surface of the sea as they feathered them.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
When they did at length break silence, it was in short interjectional remarks, as they resumed the oars.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne